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Consent to be ridiculed

Vidyut, blogger, can take a joke

Among the various objections raised to the AIB Roast that has got into trouble over profanity and hurting sentiments and such was the issue of people being offended by being joked about. Normally you’d tell such people to suck it up, but when combined with humor that is already targeted for being offensive, it becomes …

Rape jokes sexist jokes and other inequality jokes

As the dialogue on gender inequality gets more strident and less nuanced, there are many holy cows and dirty pigs, where communication happens as though through a word parsing software. What is abuse and what isn’t abused gets declared by the presence or absence of certain words and whether they are on the green list …

Sikhs offended by a JayHind video

Free Speech is a tough road to take. Particularly when sensibilities are hurt. And this question is arising more and more frequently and with increasing intensity these days. As someone who writes on the bleeding edge of touchy sensibilities routinely (though not well enough for satire, which is a very difficult art form), I know …