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[–] bluestocking 29 points Edited

Alarmingly, too many people on Twitter saying ‘well, if he hadn’t written something that upset people, this wouldn’t have happened’. You’re allowed to upset people.

What's most disturbing is that it's not just religious conservatives saying this kind of thing now. It's also people who like to think of themselves as "left" or "progressive" who also think you shouldn't write things that might hurt someone's feelings. As if free speech is only for sanitized texts or things you agree with.

Scary times we live in...

Only certain people’s feelings. If you’re not a member of the sacred caste or happen to have liked the wrong tweet in 2014, prepare the stake!

It is also laughable that the ‘hurty words are literal violence’ crowd are some of the biggest bullies around.

Yes, good point. Whoever is currently considered the protected, most oppressed group, usually. And someone women never fit that.