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Insult; Consequences; Outrage; Self-awareness; Online outrage; Online insults; Offensive speech
The other night, I watched a Bravo “Real Housewives” reunion show in which a woman yelled through a bullhorn “You’re a dumb ho! Shut up!” at another woman two feet away. A split-second later, this woman (the one with the bullhorn) looked genuinely surprised when the other woman (the alleged dumb ho) charged at her, furious, and began swinging.
Speech; Anger; Rhetoric; Writing; Social media
Holic, Nathan (2014). This is what happens when we forget that speech has consequences. UCF Today, 2014-05-14. Retrieved from https://today.ucf.edu/happens-forget-speech-consequences/
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