This comment by Pete on the post Do We Have to Be Offended By Everything
Something interesting in the article that no one has commented on is the assertion that someone being offended is our problem. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say if something I’ve said offends you then yes, it IS your problem, not mine. If you tell me you’re offended, I’ll consider what I’ve said, and consider your response. If I agree, I’ll apologise, if I don’t, tough shit.
Guess what? The freedom of speech does not mean you have a right not to be offended by what I say. If you find something I say offensive, let’s have a debate about it. Don’t expect me to just say “oh my, so sorry I offended you”. Being offended is a recreational past time in Australia nowadays and quite frankly, many of us are tired of it. So you’re offended, good for you.
Question of the Day:
Should the sensitivities of some muzzle others who happen to be vocal, aggressive and offensive in what they say and how they say it?
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