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Response to alp227 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 10, 2014, 07:51 PM

13. Please look up privation.

Yes, offensive speech exists and can be very harmful to the people it targets. I do not agree with the OP as a general principle in all cases, but it does address an exaggerated style of being offended that has become very widespread, is counterproductive and distracting, and is actually abused by many to reinforce their own privileges. (See all the right-wingers constantly offended about things like insufficient displays of "patriotism" or "the war on Christmas.")

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