Commentor LMYC offers the following metaphor for the impossibility of consenting to one’s oppression:
Someone with mental illness could come up to me tomorrow, literally ask me to light them on fire, and say, “But I’ll ENJOY it so it’s okay!”
Mmm. The stupid…it sustains me. Despite many trips to the ward as a kiddo, i can tell you something I never saw, or even heard of. Someone lighting themselves on fucking fire to kill themselves. I heard just about everything else, including a whole lotta folk who burned themselves in a limited fashion as a practice of self-injury. How many folk do you know outside of Buddist war protestors who have set themselves (or asked random bystanders to) on fire? Really?
Or was that just a reflexive cheap shot on how scary those mentally ill people are who don’t ask you to set them on fire but make you uncomfortable by their very existance?
Congratulations, scary lady, you win the “Why Don’t You Lay Down Right Here While the Bus Goes Over You” award, which remembers all the things people have said to scuttle the struggle for human dignity in the name of promoting human dignity.
All I have to say is I dunno about -that-, but at this point I'm fairly certain that if -some people- already -were- on fire, I would not, in fact, piss on them. Even if they asked.
and IF you had a brother, would HE like herring, and say how many pinheads can dance on the head of a seraph, and at what point does the possibly mythical but still annoyed creature just say "fuck this" and go get a shampoo and a bottle of Advil?