“The only people who see the whole picture,” he murmured, “are the ones who step out of the frame.” —Salman Rushdie (via amandaonwriting)
“Free speech as a legal concept only guarantees you the right to speak. It doesn’t guarantee you the right to be heard, it doesn’t guarantee you the right to be agreed with, it certainly doesn’t guarantee you the right for your speech to not be challenged by someone else’s speech, and most importantly of all, it doesn’t mean you can’t suffer consequences if and when your free speech is used to cause harm to someone. Which is exactly what sexual harassment, racial slurs, and verbal bigotry are. That’s not censorship. That’s fairness.” —
Good enough to be repeated. FOREVER.
i wanna scream this at people sometimes, but in the heat of the moment im much less eloquent than this and it comes out as ‘shut the fuck up!’