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View Diary: Is "Heterosexual Awareness Month" page hate speech? Facebook says no. (51 comments)

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  •  Hate speech qualifies as abuse (8+ / 0-)

    and abuse is everywhere, perpetrated for many different reasons.  I remember as a kid, playing summer rec softball, with the opposing catcher saying " oh, leg stubble, leg stubble,"  when I was trying to bat.  I was 13 and mortified, though it seems stupid now.  I have been threatened with "gayness" if I didn't hop into bed with some slob I didn't like.  I had a relative tell me "it's about control," and that is exactly what it is about, and all it is about.

    So the secret to beating this is not to make it about you--it is about the abuser.  Don't give it your power...don't go where it is.  Shun it.

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