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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hate Speech is Alive and Well on Twitter

This blog is almost entirely written about my family and specifically focuses on Lily and special needs.  So today I'm directing you someplace less Jim's-family-centric and a little more. . . general.

Ann Coulter posted something last night on twitter that I found offensive, and I wanted to write about it, but I felt like I needed that general forum to attempt to get folks who are not so focused on special needs kids/families/politics, so I've posted on SprocketInk.com and would really appreciate you swinging by and giving it a look.

Here's the tweet:

Maybe you still think that 'retard' is okay.  Maybe you don't get "all the hubbub".  Maybe you don't understand how folks in the special needs community view that word.  I encourage you to visit the Sprocket site and see.

Here's the Sprocket Ink link:  Acceptable Speech?

Visit Jillsmo's blogpost if you would like to link up your own article/opinion regarding this here:  This is Who You Insult With Your Words

Thanks all,
Jim

14 comments:

  1. Normally, I ignore her. Most of her output is so ridiculous as to be unworthy of my time or attention. In this case, however, I found her tweet to be offensive on MANY levels. She was talking about the President of the United States...a president for ALL of the people. Using a derogatory word to describe him, and to use one that is particularly hurtful to so many others is completely unacceptable. Your post on Sprocket was dead on.

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  2. I personally can't stand her, not just because her views are so opposite my own but because she is a hateful person. She either enjoys saying horrible things for their shock value, or just plain doesn't think before she speaks. Just add this to the long list of things she has said that have offended so many rational people. Ughhhhhhh.

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    1. I think she puts a LOT of thought into the words she says.

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  3. I'm not sure what Ann coulters deal is, but the scary thing is that she seems somewhat educated. So to use the r word like she freely does is mind boggling.

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    1. She likes to shock. . . PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!! . . . I believe that's the heart of it.

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    2. She sure does, which is why I try to ignore everything she says. But this was just disgusting. She should not be allowed to call herself a human being.

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    3. Then she gave a repeat performance later the following day, indicating that people who had a problem with it were just "too retarded" to understand her point.

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  4. I have always assumed the woman was insane....seriously even conservatives should find her gross. I don't understand who would be okay with the hate that is spewed from her mouth. HOw is this woman popular?

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  5. Tough to even call Ann an entertainer, as she has yet to entertain me! She is one of those people who needs to be saved from themselves...not that I am offering!

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  6. I thought things like this only happen on my part of the globe...Seriously, that was just disgusting.

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    1. She's not an awesome human being.

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