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O’Connor also pointed out that humor is often considered “a socially acceptable vehicle of expressing discrimination.” Sexist and anti-gay humor “may be used as a way to subtly express prejudice” against women and gay men. This, in turn, can have what the study calls “unique deleterious social consequences,” such as fostering the acceptance and perpetration of discrimination against women and the LGBT community.

Considered by whom?

Certainly by the raving fanatics who murdered the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, and the repulsive scum who protested in the streets about this ‘offensive’ publication.