I cannot get over this tweet
"Yes, free speech protects you. It gives you the right to say it. It also gives me the right to react to it. It doesn’t protect you from hearing my retort because there’s me using my right to free speech. Isn’t that marvelous how that works?
You are offended that you have been ask to NOT use a word that you used to use when you were on the playground as a ten year old. Haven’t you changed since then? You used to think New Kids on the Block was the best band ever. Still do? Didn’t think so. Perhaps it’s time to embrace that’s using the word “retard” or saying “that’s retarded” makes you sound about as outdated as an 8 track player.
You can’t understand why I get so worked up over this word. I can’t understand why you get so worked up over defending your right to it. Hear what I am about to say. You’re not offended until it effects you. Then you will be up in arms. So understand this is my up in arms moment and always will be. This is the hill I am willing to die upon. I have a son with autism so of course, this is extremely personal to me. Look around my friend, autism is everywhere. Closer to you than you might even be aware of and I haven’t even touched on those with other disabilities. If you are kind enough to hold a door for someone, why can’t you hold your tongue about a single word? “
A primer on the r-word for assholes…(yes, I just used my freedom of speech with that word and I am willing to die on the hill of those that insist on using the r-word are, in fact, assholes).
Grandma Simpson: “Although I hardly consider A Separate Peace the ninth grade level.”
Lisa: ”Yeah, more like preschool.”
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
I say just break the dude’s fuckin’ hand.
That’s step two.
Yep, yep, yep