Censorship

Mr.Bump’s views on Blogging about sensitive or controversial topics:

Mister Bump

One of the things Dr Tanya asks this week was surrounding censorship. She’s echoed a question originally suggested by Melanie B Cee. I’m paraphrasing, but it went along the lines:

In order not to offend our readers, are there some subjects that are off limits?

Blogs are, I think, a personal platform. If they’re not a personal, then I don’t reallythink they’re a blog. In most cases, it’s not only reasonable, but commendable, that somebody holds a view on something, rather than no view at all. So I don’t think it is unreasonable for them to express that view on their blog. One person’s view might conflict with another’s, but I don’t think they should hold fire for fear of causing offense. An opposing view is not necessarily offensive.

That said, how the view is expressed can make a difference. So, it is often not what we express, but

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