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I'm composing this on my phone so it's going to be quick and dirty, but I have the following things to say:

1, asking someone to consider what impact their words will have is not censoring them or banning anything
2; being told you have hurt someone is not fun; but it's better than hurting people
3, people with privilege are used to not considering other people's feelings and get upset when they are asked to consider other people. On one level this is understandable because considering other people is work. But it's nowhere near as much work as living with total lack of consideration all the time.
4, if you use a word that upsets people without knowing it will upset people that is qualitatively different from knowing it will upset people and using it anyway.
5, you are perfectly free to say whatever you like BUT THAT IS NOT THE END OF IT. Once you have said what you like other people are free to react how they like and judge you how they like in consequence of what you have said.
6; there is NO point 6
7, All words cause reactions. If you don't like the reaction your words cause it might behove you to consider your words more carefully in future, especially if you're getting paid for writing them; rather than railing at people you have upset for reacting in am entirely predictable way.

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Date: Monday, April 15th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
These are unpopular views, IME - and I strongly agree with them.

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hellokitsune
I agree with all of these points but what I do find problematic (my phone defaulted that to Problematique but I'm totally not a Muse fangirl) is when people are too scared of saying the wrong thing to try and engage with a subject at all. Some of the social justice warriors out there are utterly vitriolic and seem to ignore the fact that not everybody has the same level of educational privilege as they do or the time available to research things. Heck, I'm too nervy to say anything most of the time.

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] djm4
I agree strongly both with the original post and with this comment.

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Yes, this too.

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