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Y. 1987). Osceola Refining Co. 2d 611, 620 (6th Cir. 1986). 68 Obviously most offers of this sort will be more subtle, but if they are going to serve their purpose their message must still be relatively easy to discern. 69 Even where there is legalized prostitution, such offers may still be objectively unwelcome. 70 There is an analogous requirement of subjective consent in the law concerning rape that is similarly indefensible. See Susan Estrich, “Sex at Work,” Stanford Law Review, vol. 43 (1991) pp.
In cases 2–3 and 5–7, however, the use of force would prevent serious harm or death to innocents, and here I contend it would be morally obligatory if either the proposed use of force required only a relatively small personal sacrifice from us, or if we were fairly bound by convention or by a mutual defense agreement to come to the aid of others. In such cases, I think we can justifiably speak of a moral obligation to kill or seriously harm in defense of others. 122 But for the actions of unjust aggressors, we would not be in situations where I am claiming that we are morally permitted or required to seriously harm or kill.
8% of the women said they would be insulted by such an offer. ” 79 For a discussion of this form of argument, see Karen Warren, “The Power and Promise of EcoFeminism,” Environmental Ethics, vol. 12 (1990) pp. 121–46. 80 Although I will be focussing on racism directed at African Americans, the argument I will be developing applies to all forms of racism. 81 Denying people equal opportunity on the basis of culture is a way of showing disrespect to them and their culture. Accordingly, it is possible to conceive of multicultural justice as requiring respect for cultural diversity.