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"45 percent of the claims we’ve checked from NBC and MSNBC pundits and on-air personalities have been rated Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire. At Fox and Fox News Channel, that same number is now 58 percent. At CNN, it’s 22 percent." source
When the one that lies the least still lies one out of every five times, you know there is a major problem with the trustworthiness of the mainstream media.
"I agree but would also argue in cases of bullying the schools need to act with more diligence than they have before."
I agree. My statement was in reference to all the protests that have been taking place at universities lately by people who don't want to allow certain people to speak at universities because they don't agree with their views.
Bulling is a whole other story, because it's a personal attack directed at an individual, unlike the protesters who can simply avoid going to see the speaker if they don't like what they have to say. Bulling is definitely something that should be dealt with.
If you're so emotionally fragile that you can't handle someone saying something you don't like, then you probably shouldn't leave your house, and you definitely shouldn't be on the internet. You might as well live your life in a bubble.
“To college students: You don’t need safe-zones to protect your fragile ego. You need big, new, scary ideas that challenge your beliefs and expand your thinking. You need ideas that will offend you, hurt your feelings, stomp on your toes, and make you mad. This is necessary for growth and learning. So stop being offended by everything. Stop being a victim. Grow up.” - Larry Winget
Different dictionaries have different definitions. I went with Merriam-Webster because the first two definitions I saw were from Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster, and they both had the same definition. So I didn't see any need to look through every dictionary on the web. Plus Merriam-Webster is one of the most well known dictionaries and has been around since 1828.
Here are definitions from some other dictionaries.
Dictionary.com - the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones).
Oxford Dictionary - Either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones.
Cambridge Dictionary - the male or female sex, or the state of being either male or female
Collins Dictionary - A person's gender is the fact that they are male or female.
If you want to define gender as the same thing as sex, that's fine. You can define things any way you want, as long as you understand that when discussing gender with someone else they may not be talking about the same thing as you.
If I'm understanding you correctly, I think you may be confusing the word gender with sex. See the definitions I gave in my first argument. When I say gender I'm referring to whether someone exhibits masculine or feminine traits, which may vary across different cultures. If I'm misunderstanding you, please clarify.
Are Liberals Stifling Intellectual Diversity on Campus?
Some Liberals are, and I see it as a very disturbing trend that needs to stop. Silencing those who disagree with you is cowardly and weak-minded. If you think someone is wrong, then you should point out the flaws in their arguments, not silence them. What these protesters are doing is the equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and shouting, "la la la, I can't hear you!" Not only that, but they want to take it a step further and cover everyone else's ears too. It's childish and just makes them look like intolerant bigots.
"Tolerance and truth demand that all be heard and that competing ideas be tested against each other so that the best, which might not always be our own, can prevail. Knowledge is the most complete and dependable when all points of view are heard." -Hugh Brown
"The man who cannot listen to an argument which opposes his views either has a weak position or is a weak defender of it. No opinion that cannot stand discussion or criticism is worth holding. And it has been wisely said that the man who knows only half of any question is worse off than the man who knows nothing of it. He is not only one-sided but his partisanship soon turns him into an intolerant and a fanatic. In general it is true that nothing which cannot stand up under discussion or criticism is worth defending" -James Talmage
“To college students: You don’t need safe-zones to protect your fragile ego. You need big, new, scary ideas that challenge your beliefs and expand your thinking. You need ideas that will offend you, hurt your feelings, stomp on your toes, and make you mad. This is necessary for growth and learning. So stop being offended by everything. Stop being a victim. Grow up.” -Larry Winget