Tag: #languagepolice

SELECTIVE AGGRESSION: HOW WE CHOOSE WHAT MAKES US ANGRY IN AMERICA

“Not my style.” got to go Comedian Dave Chappelle recent stand-up has caused some controversy. He is no stranger to controversy because his television show on Comedy Central caused him to catch flack in the early 2000’s. But the outrage today is very dishonest…

CAN’T SAY THIS CAN’T SAY THAT: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STATE OF LANGUAGE

  “Primates out of tune.” policing each other We are in a very weird time in American history. People have this issue with so many people expressing themselves in language. But the same people angry over language don’t want you to tell them how…

NO THOUGHT: HOW COLLEGES NO LONGER ENCOURAGE FREE SPEECH

“We used to love it.” free speech space Ever remember when college universities used to be places for you to harness thoughts of people that are different from yourself? Now these places of higher learning have become campuses for constantly getting you into trouble…

TRICKERY: HOW WE TRICK EACH OTHER TO TALK AND BEHAVE A CERTAIN WAY

“The games we play.” tricks Very few times in American history have the United States had to deal with social strife like today. Everyone is so sensitive and everyone wants to be heard in some shape or form. And when people feel like they’re…

RAPE CULTURE: THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF HOLLYWOOD

“Who would have thought there is an actual culture behind it.” In the recent news, we have been hearing about all the sexual assault allegations directed at the Hollywood elite. Ranging from actors to top executives, all who have been accused and admitted to…

GOVERNING SENTIMENT: WHY LEGISLATING FEELINGS IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA

“I feel therefore it should mean something.” In the United States today, we are constantly in these debates on what you can and cannot say. No matter if it’s in a public space or in private; we tend to disagree with the language. But…

UNPOPULAR SPEECH: WHY WE MUST PROTECT IT

“As much as we hate it, we have to protect it.” Hate speech is free speech, what some have stated. But whether we realize it or not, hate speech is protected under the United States constitution. But a large reason why we have to…