A victory for freedom of speech.... and sanity

Aituk7

Striker
You're free to think what you want, it's wrong but that doesn't seem to bother you.

It's quite clear that the abuse given to Caroline Flack played a part in her death. A timely but sad example.

Anyway, you've swerved the question again, is it ok for me to post opinions that would indirectly discriminate?
What has caroline flack got to do with anything?

Is it ok for you to state your opinion on something? I would hope so, yes.
 


Aituk7

Striker
Not ones that stop people posting their opinion on twitter in an abusive way. The harassment laws don't cover anywhere near enough.
What so you reckon we should stop people posting negative opinions about others save they kill themselves? :lol:

You're one of the biggest pommels on this board and have slagged off loads of people.

Are you gonna wind your negative opinions in like?
 

Coeus

Striker
Given the current focus on mental health, I think anything that is abusive and likely to harm someone’s state of mind should be controlled.

peoples well being is more important than the right to troll on twitter.
Censoring anything that may or may not harm someone's state of mind is an insane idea. I'm genuinely surprised this is even considered.
 

Hep

Winger
What so you reckon we should stop people posting negative opinions about others save they kill themselves? :lol:

You're one of the biggest pommels on this board and have slagged off loads of people.

Are you gonna wind your negative opinions in like?
I can't recall anything that I've personally directed. I'll criticise what you say and do but I've never personally attacked you.

What I'm suggesting is we have laws that prevent unnecessary abuse but allow respectful debate.
Censoring anything that may or may not harm someone's state of mind is an insane idea. I'm genuinely surprised this is even considered.
not anything, just unnecessary abuse.
 
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Hep

Winger
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

"I like my freedom of speech. It's just everybody else's I have a problem with"
Not sure of the relevance of that tbf.

Do you not think we can come up with a system that allows debate but protects vulnerable people from abuse that has no purpose other than to hurt and upset?
 

Aituk7

Striker
Not sure of the relevance of that tbf.

Do you not think we can come up with a system that allows debate but protects vulnerable people from abuse that has no purpose other than to hurt and upset?
Yeah, we tell vulnerable people to not go on social media
 

Aituk7

Striker
or read the paper?

Why is it you don't want to prevent abuse?
What qualifies as abuse?

How ridiculous would it be to say you can no longer have a negative opinion of somebody else.

Think this through you loon
 

Hep

Winger
Who would decide what was unnecessary abuse and what was opinion?
That's something we'd need to define as a nation. Just like we classify films as PG or 15,18 etc. The same way we can figure out what is libellous and defamatory. I'm sure the finest minds in the land can easily define this.
 

Aituk7

Striker
That's something we'd need to define as a nation. Just like we classify films as PG or 15,18 etc. The same way we can figure out what is libellous and defamatory. I'm sure the finest minds in the land can easily define this.
:oops:
 

Hep

Winger
What qualifies as abuse?

How ridiculous would it be to say you can no longer have a negative opinion of somebody else.

Think this through you loon
As I said in the other post, I'm sure we can define what abuse is.

No one is saying you can't have the opinion, just as you can be racist if you choose. What is wrong is proclaiming it via a public medium.
 

Hep

Winger
What if your opinion is you think trans women aren't actually women?
The answer to that is factual, not opinion.

The definition of sex is clearly known as being the biological binary state you were born as.

Gender is how you define yourself. Gender is not equal to sex.

The two are different and either people don't understand or are deliberately confusing the two.

Given gender is the identity, your statement is factually wrong. Whilst they will never be biologically female, their gender is a woman.

Also, given it is deeply upsetting for trans-people to be misgendered, there is no purpose to posting that statement other than to cause harm.

Now you might not agree with that, but if I said the moon was made of cheese my opinion is irrelevant as the fact is that it is not made of cheese.
 

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