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oyster  ·  93 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The CDC's new "seven dirty words"

Trying to control language so they can control how people think. What can you say if you can’t say fetus ? Basically have to say baby even though that would get hella confusing, which works pretty well for anti-abortion fuckwits.

Freedumb indeed. You know what though ? I have complete faith in the witty brainpower of the people who have to write this dumb report to come up with a clever way to make a fetus sound even farther from a baby.

BurnTheBarricade  ·  93 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I want to say that banning things like books and words is idiotic, since there are bunches of really smart people out there who will be goaded into action by any such restriction. I also see how easily developed nations can devolve into authoritarianism and have to reconsider my statement.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  93 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Economic development has little to do with how its population reacts to threats, real or perceived. Strong economy allows for better education and public information but does not entail it.