e_galston wrote:i'd say the big three to not insult on this site would be: jews, blacks, and gays...
you are arguing subtlety with people who only believe in absolutes
the argument is that since I was allowed to make fun of your music once on Facebook (you even 'liked' the joke) EVERYONE should be able to call you the "f*ggot" no matter their relation to you, setting, connotation, or tone.
Since WIFE likes it when I do something between us privately all women should let me treat them that way.
Because my best friend of 20+ years can make a joke about going to fly a kike (a line from Porky's) its perfectly acceptable in a formal situation, such as a meeting regarding a person's behavior in class and how that affects their future at a university, everyone should, with no consequences at all, be allowed to spout out ignorant, offensive, prejudiced bile.
its not that nuance is lost, its that it doesn't matter