Je Suis Charlie

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None of you know this about me because I try to keep my personal life out of my blog, but I worked for several years as a Journalist.

When I wrote an editorial in support of gay marriage, I received death threats and other “retribution” for expressing my point of view.

Journalism is more dangerous than people might think.

And it shouldn’t be. People like to claim that being offended gives them special rights and privileges. It does not. If you are offended by something, it is an internal problem that you need to deal with on your own. Making everyone else conform to your idea of what the world should be and what people should be allowed to say is wrong. Everyone should get to live their own life in their own way, as long as they are not hurting anyone else.

Due to the murder of the staff of Charlie Hebdo (for speaking out) I just wanted to remind everyone how important freedom of speech and of the press is.

With all of us kinky folks being persecuted and not being able to talk about how we really are in most of our jobs, I think freedom of expression is an important issue for all of us.

So share the above imagine that a newspaper staff died for. Share it on your Facebook or your blog or whatever. This effects everyone.

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