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I think that the less choice you are perceived (by society at large) to have over a building bloc of your identity, the less of a fair target it is. I think this is part of what Katrin and vbo is trying to get across. (When it comes to law, I don't think choseness should be grounds for a distinction, I would rather see one based on power and the level of threat posed.

This.

Roll your eyes at Pussy Riot for being in bad taste. But no sane and sober observer can claim that the balance of power between Pussy Riot and the Russian Orthodox Church needs legal redress in favor of the latter.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 at 02:01:48 PM EST
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