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- Jul 3, 2012
I don't care about the specifics about what you think about Ben Shapiro. But the fact is, Ben Shapiro's entire argument is in opposition to the left and almost all of his talks or speeches reference the left. I don't believe you don't know this, unless you don't watch any recordings of his speeches. Without the left being this ridiculous, there would be no need for a Ben Shapiro.What does the left have to do with my opinion of Ben Shapiro?
^ this paragraph pretty much explains it.
Even in a limited world where you believe gender is binary and separated into male and female, it's a total shithead move to call someone the wrong gender. If you don't want to get into calling people "xem" or something then whatever but that example rarely ever comes up in real life anyway.
Misgendering someone when you know what they prefer is just straight-up bullying, and there are few ways to respond to bullying unless the bullying is recognised for what it is. It's equivalent of someone giving someone a pet name they really don't want, and repeating it over and over even when asked to stop.
If it happened once, you might not think much of it and any insult perceived wouldn't really be that justified. But if you harassed that same person the same way over and over, and they endured it regularly to the point it became systematic bullying endured from many of their peers, in many social contexts, you'd probably understand why they were upset.
And yeah, nowhere am I condoning someone being violent and threatening someone like that - but if you watch that altercation (it's on YouTube somewhere) it becomes obvious who the real shithead provoking who is there, and why she person responds the way she does.
Ben Shapiro, and the people who follow him are more often than not quite hostile and malicious towards basically anything they don't understand - namely people from already repressed minority groups that are regularly bullied and socially stigmatised.
Now, I actually don't have any opinion regarding transgendered people. In actual real life, if a man identified as a woman, I don't argue. What's the point of making an enemy over something trivial as a pronoun? No point, and I avoid being an asshole as much as possible. I would probably just avoid that person. Psychological studies also show that when transgendered people are accepted, they have lower rates of suicide. And as much of a dick I am online, I don't ever want anyone to kill themselves.
However, you seem to think that people who disagree with you are shitheads by default. Now, I think that's stupid. People have the right to their own opinions and the right to say whatever the fuck they want. Of course, that also means you have to right to call people who disagree with you shitheads. But when you condone censoring people for their views, that's crossing the line. Let me say it again, PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT. They hate transgendered people, so what? You don't have to talk to them. Just ignore them instead of being offended.
I find that most people who get offended easily have never been in the military or worked 90 hour grueling work weeks. If only everyone in America could go through compulsory military service, so people would grow up and get thicker skin.