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From Shtetl-Optimized:

Why do we, as a society, provide food stamps for the hungry but not sex stamps for the celibate?

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schmooops From: schmooops Date: August 8th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because the celibate are choosing not to have sex, whereas the hungry actually want to eat.
gkr From: gkr Date: August 8th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who says celibacy is always by choice?
schmooops From: schmooops Date: August 8th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Merriam-Webster, more or less. The etymology of the word referred to marriage rather than sex (because of course there was no sex without marriage, uh huh). In common, current usage, though, I believe that the choice ("vow") is implied.
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gkr From: gkr Date: August 8th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
SO we'll do things to keep people alive, but we don't give a crap if they are happy alive? It's a plausible distinction.
evillinn From: evillinn Date: August 8th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because we clearly have our priorities out of whack.

Its probably Bush's fault.


(and there is a bad joke to be had in that last sentence, but I haven't the time to figure it out.)
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From: jenny_i_read Date: August 9th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Sex is NEVER free.
assassinpandora From: assassinpandora Date: August 8th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because of god.
evillinn From: evillinn Date: August 8th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
god ruins everything.
assassinpandora From: assassinpandora Date: August 8th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's his job!
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