The Importance Of Freedom Of Speech

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“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist” Salman Rushdie. The quote perfectly sums up the never-ending debate about freedom of speech and hate speech. It is a well-known fact that freedom of speech and expression belongs to the group of fundamental human rights of every person on this planet. can tolerate and respect each other’s opinions, then there is no need to restrict freedom of speech. As humans, naturally, we always have different perceptions and opinions that instigate the choices we make in life. I believe the only sane way we can uphold freedom of speech is by being tolerant and respectful of each other’s opinions and views. Sensitivity reader are group of people who will read through and edit an author’s rough draft, while taking anything away that someone could potentially find offensive. It gives feedback in advance from those who share a cultural background of other traits with the characters minimize the controversy arise from the public. However, if segment of the author's work taken away, artist are being prohibited. When artist are censored the authenticity of a artistry is ruined. As demonstrated in the article,“ Is My Novel Offensive” freelance sensitivity…show more content…
However, if we start banning people from expressing their beliefs, then what comes next? After one thing, there always comes another and, eventually, the mankind would live in fear of saying anything. The reality is that the society has become over sensitive; everything one does not agree with is considered insulting and branded as hate. It would alternative is a country like North Korea, where the restrictions on speech are so stringent that if you speak out against the government you end up in a prison camp. With that being said, it's obvious that free speech is a better choice than

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