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  •  um, BS (0+ / 0-)

    The author of THIS diary, commonmass, immediately put it down:

    Hey. Don't stoop down and pick up nothing.
    Don't sink to that level. Please.[link]
    •  I stand corrected (1+ / 0-)
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      You are correct, and I am wrong: Commonmass did indeed chide the commenter for the use of the disparagement "white, male, and heterosexual".  Tho' I point out he was the only one, out of some 200+ comments made in that discussion.

      However, the point remains: hate-speech and maligning others is a wide-spread phenomenon, even done by those who claiming to be for equality and fairness.  

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 07:55:44 AM PDT

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      •  good show, HJB (0+ / 0-)

        as a fellow white, male, hetero I applaud your taking responsibility for making a mistake.

        However, I think you will have a hard time convincing very many people that we deserve a spot in the panoply of the Theatre of the Oppressed ;)

        •  That's not the point (0+ / 0-)

          My point here is not that white, male heterosexuals are oppressed, but that insults and put-downs, and a holier-than-thou attitude, are equal-opportunity phenomenae: something everyone does.

           

          "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

          by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 08:11:35 AM PDT

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