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    Default Should freedom of speech on the forum be tolerated?

    Or should we all be liberal and watch what we say for fear of others getting butthurt?

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    Awesome man, simply awesome.

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    We should be liberal.



    .. liberal with what sort of speech we allow!!

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    Also, sorry bros, moved to Fluff

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    What's wrong with getting your butt hurt? Sometimes a good smacking is just what the doctor ordered...!

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    Butthurt is a stupid, stupid word. I'd say "freedom of speech, except for the word 'butthurt'" should be tolerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    Butthurt is a stupid, stupid word. I'd say "freedom of speech, except for the word 'butthurt'" should be tolerated.
    Agreed. However, I think my dislike for the word makes it all the more apt for describing particularly absurd reactions from certain people in a given situation.
    Because it truly is.. that fucking stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    Butthurt is a stupid, stupid word. I'd say "freedom of speech, except for the word 'butthurt'" should be tolerated.
    How prejudicial. My butt hurts even more, just reading this.

    (Aside: Here at work, the phrase is "heartburn." as in, "Let's do it <this way>, we don't want to give them heartburn." If I hear the word "heartburn" again, I think I'm going to hurt someone's butt!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    (Aside: Here at work, the phrase is "heartburn." as in, "Let's do it <this way>, we don't want to give them heartburn." If I hear the word "heartburn" again, I think I'm going to hurt someone's butt!)
    I agree that heartburn is worse than butthurt. Let´s face it, if your butt hurts, chances are it´s eventually going to go away, but when your heart burns it tends to linger and may lead to a visit to the doctor, high tech pharmceuticals and possibly even suicide. Also some people like it when their butt hurts. I haven´t heard of anyone liking it when their heart does.

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    Not answering this for the same reason I didn't answer the misogyny poll. It's a leading question with no definition of the term in the OP.

    I don't think we should censor stuff just because some people find it offensive, if that's what you mean. Especially because what is offensive is subjective, and some people just enjoy being dramatic for the sake of being dramatic. It sometimes seems like what some people consider "offensive" is more related to the individual's feelings towards the person saying it than the actual content of what they are saying, because what the "offended" consider "offensive" varies so widely from person to person. Perhaps I'm way off on that, but it's something I've observed both in real life, and on the internet.

    I also think it's better to challenge ideas one disagrees with, rather than refuse to engage with them. I think political correctness largely failed in what it set out to do.

    Some people define freedom of speech as, "I can say whatever I want, and you're not allowed to criticize me." I don't know how they arrive at this definition, but it's not uncommon.
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