The Term “Hate Speech” has Succumbed to Age of Euphemism

Words mean things. When we begin tinkering around with definitions of words they can easily become devoid of meaning. A word that can mean anything sort of equally means nothing too. So when Stanford University’s Anscombe Society is denied funding by the Graduate Student Council to host a conference “centered around the organization’s mission—traditional marriage and family values” because a gay student organization convinces the Student Council to deem it “hate speech”, and a representative of the gay group says the “message is very much bigotry”, it very much seems to me that Vocabulary may need to be part of required curriculum for all students at Stanford. Because they clearly don’t know what these words mean.

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