Wendy Williams should apologize for shaming public breast feeding
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I understand that breastfeeding in public makes some people uncomfortable, but those people need to know that it's not the mother's fault that they are uncomfortable. She has the right to breastfeed her child anywhere the public is allowed, and it is their responsibility to either be silently uncomfortable or move. She does not have to cover-up to accommodate other people. Wendy Williams has millions of viewers who respect her opinion. In this case, her opinion could damage the momentum that breast feeding advocates have worked so had to create.
You ask me "Would you be so quick to dismiss the racist comments made by Paula Deen as free speech? "
First of all what all of these people are saying IS free speech, if free speech has to be limited as to not be offensive,rude ETC. Then it is NOT true freedom of speech.
Second of all I am not dismissing their speech, I am silently putting up with it. As I ask you again. Why is a citizen of America that has sworn and oath going against one of their most prominent laws of said country. If your views are serious I would consider you a disgraceful American and give you advice to move to another country. There are plenty of countries without free speech that you may like to go to. Almost every middle eastern country has laws AGAINST free speech, and the penalty for breaking those laws is death (or something similar). Would you prefer that?
Btw the link you sent me litter ally changes nothing. So are we going to have a debate against free speech now or are you going to concede?
Freedom of speech does not mean that you are not responsible for the things that you say. Politicians, like celebrities, are constantly scrutinized for the things they say, as they should be. Just because someone is legally allowed to speak his/her mind doesn't mean that no one is allowed to respond.
Your argument is void. Wendy Williams is allowed to say whatever she wants, and so am I. You cannot support her rights, but not mine.
Criticize her arguments not her words. Those are two completely different things.
"Your argument is void. Wendy Williams is allowed to say whatever she wants, and so am I. You cannot support her rights, but not mine."
Excuse me? You started the debate with the sole purpose of debating this issue. Although I support your right to speak freely (and tolerate whatever trash may spew out). You can't play the victim card if you are the instigator.
"I support freedom of speech, which is why I am choosing to exercise my freedom by stating that I want Wendy Williams to apologize for her comments."
Well did you know that your disrespect of the constitution has severely offended me, you are giving anti-free speech activists on this website lots of momentum. On behalf of the internet will you apologize to them and me for being so offensive?
Yeah this debate was pretty sad.
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Vote Placed by RainbowDash52 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This debate comes down to the meaning of the word "should". Both sides seem to agree that "should" is used to indicate obligation, but disagree to what. Pro is using "should" as "moral obligation", while Con uses it as "legal obligation". Both sides argued two separate things, and neither gave me a reason to assume one's definition was better, so I am voting a tie.
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