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  •  .......too much protesting? (none)
    I understood all of the stuff about words, their power, framing, yadda, yadda, yadda, yadda, goddamn (no offense intended, of course), yadda, yadda, yadda!  BUT don't the words have only as much power as you give them?  Hasn't Dick "Dick" Cheney been frequently described by one poster on this site?  Are the terms pussy, twat, or bitch likely to incite a riot or some other threat of violence?  (If not) aren't they covered by that old thing we call the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

    Aren't you being contradictory by protesting TOO much about terms that you (intentionally, I presume) use to draw attention to what would otherwise be a too short and meaningless diary?  In short, aren't you doing the very same thing that you accuse others of doing?  Were you meaning to be offensive or derogatory towards women and girls?  Is this PC gone awry?

    ...just a thought

    Well, after this, I should think nothing of falling down stairs.

    by Alice Burro on Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 06:31:01 AM PDT

    •  Would we (4.00)
      want our kids using those words and suppose they ask us the meanings of those words.  After telling our young children what they meant, they would say, "But mommy has one of those, why does that make her a bad person?"  The military uses these words during training to dehumanize feminine characteristics.
      It's not about controlling language, it's about common decency. Few with any respect use the word, cunt with any frequency.  Garbage coming out of the mouth means there must be garbage in the brain.

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