…so cherish them when they do appear:
Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right. Offence is just a mode of social control. It is taken not given, and more harm is created by taking offence than giving it.
Amazing, eh? And in a little ‘nothing’ celebrity piece about some bloke’s throwaway remark about breasts. Amazing!
This being the ‘Guardian’, mind you, it wasn’t long (the very next sentence, actually) before she was back on message:
This whole kerfuffle reminds us all that the democratisation of information has a few drawbacks. Personally, I’m in favour of people needing licenses to own keyboards, and certification of intelligence to get licenses.
Ah, well. It was good while it lasted…