Freedom of Expression

Around the World in 80 Books

Being offensive is protected by freedom of expression. Hatred. Bigotry. All protected. You have the right to think, to say and write what you want, so long as it’s not slanderous or libelous, of course. I respect your right to say it. Freedom of expression is a good thing. A great thing. A privilege that I would never dare to deny anyone. I couldn’t write this blog without it. I couldn’t read some of my favorite literary works without it. We couldn’t share our differing opinions without it.

But, you should respect my right to be angry with your close-minded views. Don’t tell me to get over it. Don’t tell me it’s just satire, a joke. I have just as much right to be offended as you have to be offensive.

“Many a true word hath been spoken in jest.” — William Shakespeare

Don’t expect me to think your racism/sexism/Islamophobia/homophobia ad…

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