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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Rational just means that it's based on reason or a belief could be rational if it's grounded in strong evidence. So being "rational" isn't really this seal of approval that people nowadays ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

As NtLake said, "Pride" here to a large extent means the opposite of "shame", not "feeling superior". When people talk about LBGT people feeling pride, they aren't ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

The problem I have with pride events and the inverse is that it promotes people to have their whole identity revolve around just one part of their humanity, their sexual orientation. This is a problem....
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

The simple answer, or rather response, to your question is that such words are being used simply as a slogan, a political statement. There is utterly no connection to philosophy, or any philosophical ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

A similar issue arose a few years ago when the president of Smith College used the phrase "all lives matter" in a public speech. Some students subsequently protested, arguing that the phrase ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Independent of adjectives, such as acceptable or rational, the human children of alloparenting apes apparently feel pride and shame in their respective personal drama. If the biological end or goal of ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Being proud of your sexual orientation or gender only works when the opposite is expected. Pride started at a time where LGBT+ people were expected to feel shame. Starting as a kid from parents, ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Pride is an emotion. It is irrational to expect rationality from emotions.
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

I would say it is perfectly fine. However, the "pride" that the members of the LGBTQ+ community want to express is not "pride" in its usual meaning. They are not "proud", ...
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Is it philosophically justifiable to consider sexual assault worse than murder?

I don't know that it is seen as worse, but if so one may consider these as possible reasons: death = done. Victim is gone and forevermore unaware. Game over for them. rape = violation. Victim ...
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Is it philosophically justifiable to consider sexual assault worse than murder?

I personally agree that there should be no question that murder is worse than rape. Deep down most people really agree. Even women. Simple proof. More women submit to rapists pointing guns at them ...
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