Originally Posted by That Mew
No, you can't say what you want.
Try calling black people the n-word? Should you be allowed to do that without repercussions? No, right? I hope that's what you think.
Equally you are not allowed to be homophobic, racist or sexist in public. Think whatever you like, that's your right where ever you are... but saying that stuff to others is a totally different matter.
One of my friends had a decent channel of YouTube and posted many videos of her playing videogames and so forth. She made one video about her feminists thoughts and was abused to high heaven by immature little boys calling her ALL the names under the sun, given decent men a bad name.
If you want to start a forum that allows people to say all the racist, sexist and stupid stuff they want, you can go right ahead. But OCN, YouTube and many other websites do not want that.
this isn't in public though, it's the internet. do people saying racist stuff in public suck? sure, as a minority i have first hand experience with this. however, someone posting something ,even something very offensive, is not really the same thing. and personally i don't want to start having to use my real name every time i interact with strangers on the internet. heck, i would arguably have less privacy in that context than even in a public space. after all, i don't constantly walk around with a nametag containing my full legal name.
also i think that this type of extensive public censorship isn't really effective at preventing racism, sexism, etc anyway. these things are already considered totally unacceptable in public settings, at work, at school etc. people have to be taught not to be racist by their parents or teachers (hopefully). eliminating all the obvious symptoms isn't going to cure the diseaseEdited by perfectblade - 11/19/13 at 2:06pm