Interesting article on language and education in our society. Im reporting this because he points out some facts about how we do things and don’t really know why. Very good read!
One of modern liberalism’s biggest problems is that we have taken after the Bush Administration in allowing euphemisms to redefine concepts that are already well-defined. Why, the U.S. doesn’t torture because we don’t “torture.” We engage in “enhanced interrogation.” Unfortunately, the left-wing engages in this bastardization of Webster’s in a distinctly Orwellian way. Once we co-opt a word or concept, we can use it as a weapon. You see this in online communities. Tweeting someone without asking for permission is “harassment.” (Not to mention a Catch-22.) A doctor engaging in lifesaving measures during childbirth is “birth rape.” You oppose harassment and rape, right? So you better agree with us or you are a harasser or rape apologist.
Noted “equity feminist” Christina Hoff Sommers spoke at Oberlin College. Ah, college. The marketplace of ideas, where young people go to try out new thoughts and to figure out what they really…
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