• NSFW rant against pro-life display

     

    I’m always amazed at how supposedly smart people can’t seem to understand that cajoling, arguing, demeaning, and (in this case) cursing aren’t very effective persuasion methods.

    Case in point: Laura Curry, a professor at the University of Buffalo. She’s been arrested for refusing to stop her profanity-laced rant against a pro life student.

    Curry found the apparently graphic pro-life display so offensive that she began to loudly protest it using her favorite vocab words. “Where does it say I can’t use the f*ck word in public?” she asked the officers who had asked her to simmer down on the language. “That image is not profane but the word f*ck is?” Above, a student’s cellphone video captures the incident.

    Now, I’m not a prude when it comes to using colorful language. But, if you’re attempting to engage in an intelligent discussion, it’s generally a good idea to temper your language to suit the circumstances. This video is not real great PR for the pro-choice side of the discussion.

    But that’s just me. (Note: the vid is NSFW, filled with f-bombs. You’ve been warned.) 🙂

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    Article by: Beth Erickson

    I'm Beth Ann Erickson, a freelance writer, publisher, and skeptic. I live in Central Minnesota with my husband, son, and two rescue pups. Life is flippin' good. :)

    2 comments

    1. She has a point, the word shouldn’t be seen as more profane than the graphic, but it’s not helpful to use it. Many people subscribe to the fallacy that if you’re right about something, you don’t have to use profanity and yelling.

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