You’ve obviously never been raped.
Kim Crawley
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And therefore what? I cannot be deeply offended or traumatized about any issue? I cannot feel self-pity? I lack essential mental faculties to reason about the whole issue of free speech policy? I cannot possibly understand just how much hurtful an offensive statement can get?

I’m sorry, but “I feel hurt, therefore shut up” is not something I would want to make into law even in cases when someone is saying things that make me feel suicidal, and for me, that’s not a hypothetical question. I have been made to feel that way for extended periods of time, if you only care about arguments from emotion. Which to me are trumped by arguments from reason.

If there is a rational argument in there somewhere, please explain.