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We give offense. We take offense. What should we do about it?

Teach your family to have an healthy relationship with food.

Reflections on offensiveness as a social phenomenon

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Jethro K. Lieberman

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This is not a blog about what offends me. It’s about what offends you. And other people. And why. And what to do about it, if anything.

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Offense of the Month

Outrages from All Over: A Semi-Annual Compendium

Offenses of the Month, February to July

February
If You Can’t Say Something that Cannot Possibly Be Misinterpreted, Don’t
The story is as short as it is brutal. On a Monday in late February, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, happened on a tweet depicting an American model of South Sudanese descent, Nyakim Gatwech. The tweet erroneously claimed that Ms. Gatwech was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the “darkest skin […]

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