bitching about free speech

"A New York City lawmaker is pushing to symbolically ban the words "bitch" and "ho" to discourage their use in rap and pop music and among young people."

Oh, thanks for that, Councilwoman Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn). I'm not a fan of either word; they are unpleasant and degrading.

But is a ban on them the answer? Can you picture this effort achieving anything other than increasing the use of these words? Is the possibility of a slight bump in women's self esteem worth even a symbolic hit to Free Speech? Would it even solve any problems? Would it make men respect women more? Did Sean Hannity ask you to give him a topic for his show?

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