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Old 12-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Manda JO is online now
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The problem with "no emotionally charged language" is that if boases the discussion toward the person holding the scalpel, not the person being cut. If we are talking about sexual assault and someone brings up their own experiences, it's going to be emotionally charged. If we are talking about food stamps, medical care, education . . .people who have had important experiences are going to be emotionally charged.

The "Marquis of Queensbury" rules work when the topic under discussion is purely an intellectual exercise. But as a wise man said, Boys pop frogs in fun, but the frogs, they die in earnest.