Playing with guns, real coercion

“Confusing non-coercive play with actual coercion leads to coercion.”
– Sarah Fitz-Claridge


From the archives: Posted on 5th September, 1995

It is rather ironic that I who love guns (I am in love with shooting real Smith and Wesson .44 magnums) have an aversion to coercion in reality (i.e., real coercion of real people), whilst others are quite happy to use extreme coercion to make their children stop playing mere fantasy games in which no one is coerced…

See also:

Sarah Fitz-Claridge, 1995, ‘Playing with guns, real coercion’,

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