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I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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Ignorance is not intent.
Asking to learn is not affront.
Offended is not entitled.

This vocabulary lesson brought to you courtesy of a few folks.
  • Well to my view that would still be slappable - because we shouldn't decide that offensive things should only be said when the offendee is not in the room. If people are indulging in anti-gay speech when they think only straight people are around, it's not ok.

    I think ignorance is a defence if:

    1) It's reasonable ignorance. If, however, someone is claiming ignorance that doesn't pass the smell test then no

    2) They acknowledge that they have offended people (not, "i'm sorry you're offended")

    3) they are willing to learn and cure said ignorance
    • Fair point, really.
      Thinking about it, a better way to phrase what I was thinking about would be answering rage regarding hemophilia with 'oh-- you know, I hadn't considered that would be an awful thing to say. I'll avoid that in the future- thank you'.
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