Over the last 12 months we have seen endless stories on Racism & Feminism – Many coming from the Mainstream Media and many from the Alternative media. Although it’s not something we report on generally as the whole topic does nothing but waste time which could be best used researching more important stories, it does become an issue when our Freedoms of opinion are labelled as potential abuse.
Twitter has just added a new addition to their ‘User Reporting’ page and it states:
Someone on Twitter is engaging in abusive or harassing behavior
What are you reporting?
At what point is disagreeing with another’s opinion Harassment or Abuse ? If we loose the legal ability to even question another’s opinion or belief system we have lost one of the most important results of the human species communication ability. If another is offended because you do not agree with their opinion then this is an issue that the offended has and not offender.
I do not understand prejudice of any kind but it’s not something we can crush by removing freedom of speech, the only way we can remove prejudices is by allowing open and free discussion.
As for the new ‘Politically Correct’ movement where anything and everything can be taken as a direct insult and an act of prejudice it’s ridiculous and it needs to stop.
If I say ‘I prefer white cars to black cars’ it is not racist. If I say ‘That women over there is really pretty’ it is not sexist. If I choose not to watch gay porn that does not make me homophobic. The whole situation has got well out of hand and where it could end up is potentially very frightening.
We welcome your opinions and views on this subject and feel free to be in ‘Disagreement with my opinion’