Originally Posted by Professor
You don't understand. By making rules for what people can wear or say you are inviting more challenges that would make your hair turn white on the spot. In a truly free society we find a balance as we push the envelop then gage for feedback. That's what trends are for and that's all a trend is, it's a trend. But if you try to stifle it because you think that that form of speech hurts your feelings then you will be inviting more problems stemming from rebellion. That's human nature accept it or go to China and wear a Mao uniform to comply
I do understand, it is you who seem to lack understanding of what is at stake here.
Society needs rules, plain and simple. Without rules society cannot function. Society is full of rules and people obey the rules or are punished for not obeying the rules.
It is plain and simple.
There are rules on what people can wear, or not wear. Try wearing a pair of pants with a hole in the crotch, exposing your genitals and see how fast your ass will be hauled to jail.
Wearing bell bottom pants is a trend. Wearing straight leg pants is also a trend.
Wearing a t-shirt with an obnoxious and possibly lewd statement is not a trend, it is simply a sign of an over-permissive society fast on tis way to being further dumbed down.
Making women wear burkas and stoning them when they do not wear one is oppression. Having a rule against wearing a shirt with indecent language on it is not oppression.
Barring The Simpsons (as china recently did) is oppression. Not wearing offensive shirts in public is not oppression.
What next, a picture of a woman on her knees sucking a man's c**k with the caption: "I keep Daddy happy."
Forcing women to wear a burka and the banning of The Simpsons are both examples of repressive societies trying to control their people.