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Put another way

Let's say I've got a friend (I do!) and this particular friend wants to have sex with a mentally unstable (but not dangerous) woman in a committed relationship. He persuades her to do so, and she betrays her boyfriend to have sex with this friend. This friend has no intention of an ongoing relationship with the woman - he just wants sex, and tells her so all along.

Obviously she's morally (or ethically, if you prefer) culpable for betraying a trust. Is the friend who had sex with her morally or ethically culpable for a wrong act, and if so - what?

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yagathai
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Hm. Assume the man with whom she cheated knows nothing of deception or betrayal. I mean, for all he knows she's telling the boyfriend. Or maybe she isn't. The point is, it doesn't matter to him either way.

So in this case indifference is wrong?
aghrivaine
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Persuading someone to betray a trust isn't indifference.
yagathai
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
I meant indifference to the guy, not indifference to the whole situation.
aghrivaine
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
That only implies a lack of malice, not a lack of knowledge of right and wrong.
aghrivaine
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
It speaks to the motivations, only - which I've said all along are solely selfish sexual gratification. I never meant to imply any pleasure or gain was derived from the suffering of the betrayed boyfriend.
thelastmehina
Aug. 2nd, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Yes. Indifference is the coward's way out. He didn't ask because he didn't want to know the answer, because then he *would* have been responsible for actively encouraging the betrayal if it turned out she wasn't in an open relationship.

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