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November 24th, 2010
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A friend asked me to write some about problematic jokes.

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From:docstrange
Date:November 24th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
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One of your better posts, sir. I particularly like the perpetuate/appearance-of-support argument, as it describes (what I think is) the greatest damage from [-ist] humor, sometimes even when performed by a member of the group.

I also agree with marnanel - one does not have a right to not be offended; history teaches that, given time, such a "right" will come to suppress the speech of the un-privileged. Not to mention that, even used to stop oppressive speech, such speech suppression legitimizes the false victim ideology of the powerful who have to give up a little corner of their power as demographics change.
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