Thursday, April 04, 2013

I thought only conservatives made this kind of comparison!

Apparently, there is at least one Columbia professor who thinks that incest can be equated to homosexuality...but in "the good way."

The lawyer representing a professor charged with incest with his 24-year-old daughter has questioned why the alleged affair has been made public. 
David Epstein was charged last week with one count of incest for what was allegedly a consensual three-year sexual relationship with his daughter.
The political science professor at Columbia University, 46, allegedly slept with her between 2006 and 2009.
Epstein, who specialises in American politics and voting rights, is also said to have exchanged twisted text messages with the woman during their relationship. 
Matthew Galluzzo, defending Epstein, has said that even though his daughter had emerged as a victim in the case, she could 'best be described as an accomplice'. 
He told 'Academically, we are obviously all morally opposed to incest and rightfully so. 
'At the same time, there is an argument to be made in the Swiss case to let go what goes on privately in bedrooms. 
'It's ok for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home. How is this so different? 
'We have to figure out why some behaviour is tolerated and some is not.'

So, let's be rational about this:
It's about love?  - Check

Consenting adults? - Check

Can we question whether it's really a choice? - Check

Privacy of own bedroom - Check

Looks like he's good to go.

1 comment:

Lauran said...

Am I a bad person because I laughed--alot--at this post?

Who links to me?