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I think I figured out another reason why the “all [subset of humanity] are monsters” thing bothers me. Quite aside from alienating the people in that group who are NOT monsters… for the people who are, it almost seems to absolve them of responsibility in the same way that “boys will be boys” does. Because you’re still saying “well this is a trait this entire group has by virtue of the fact that they are in this group”. So if you say “all men are monsters” you are right the hell back to treating it like men are genetically predisposed to be monsters which implies they don’t really have a choice, which means they are STILL not responsible for their actions.

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