7 comments on “The Difficult Questions.

  1. Thank you, Gary, for writing about this. Knowing that at least a few others understand and even value the message I’m trying to send means a lot to me.

    I know this wasn’t just about me, but about something much bigger. Thank you for sharing your own personal experiences as well; I know it’s not always easy.

    You are a dear friend.

    ::great big hugs::

  2. It’s always important to let people know that we get what they mean in situations like this, Lottie — especially friends. We as a society have an overwhelming need to avoid causing offence at all costs. I’ve written about it before, so I know you’re probably more than familiar with my views on it! 😉 It’s becoming all-pervading and rather noxious, as far as I’m concerned. Yes we have to consider people’s feelings — especially when they are victims, in whatever form — but we cannot allow individual feeling to dictate the kind of questions that I believe need to be asked. We especially cannot allow support groups/movements to impose similar limitations on language and subject. It’s unacceptable when the people concerned are genuinely trying to get to the root of just one element of a very large and complex problem.

    Hugs right back at you — and one for that Mike bloke, too 😉

  3. You say it so well. You always do. 😀

    And I am familiar with your thoughts on the subject. In fact, I was reminded of the very post you linked to while I was writing the one that sparked this nasty debate.

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