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Masschusetts debates the Bitch Bill.

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:02 am
Today our state lesgislature is debating whether the use of word "bitch" in a derogatory manner should be punishable with up to 6 months in jail.

I think it is ridiculous that censoring a word is even being considered. If these bitches pass this bill, I would love to be the test case.

 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:17 am
@maxdancona,
Because you're too lazy to cite sources and make others do it (especially as this sounds like it was something from penned by The Onion or a fake news farm).

An Act regarding the use of offensive words
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Bill H.3719

Section 53 of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(c) A person who uses the word “bitch” directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section, and shall be subject to the penalties provided in subsections (a) and (b). A violation of this subsection may be reported by the person to whom the offensive language was directed at or by any witness to such incident.


Quote:
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So? It seems legitimate, though I suspect it will not get past the committee (and it is a complete waste of time to get this far).
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:21 am
@tsarstepan,
Do you plan on letting us know where you got the possible "6 months" sentence?
https://i.imgur.com/rNpJpaJ.jpg
It's not in the above mentioned amendment of an existing law.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:31 am
@tsarstepan,
Thank you Tsar!

I assume that by "legitimate" you mean my post is legitimate since such a bill is actually being considered. Hopefully you don't think censoring words under penalty of law is legitimate.

I do appreciate the link.
hightor
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:33 am
@maxdancona,
I'll post bail for you. And contribute to your defense fund.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:38 am
@hightor,
Thanks Hightor! That wouñd be bitchin'!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 10:44 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

I assume that by "legitimate" you mean my post is legitimate since such a bill is actually being considered. Hopefully you don't think censoring words under penalty of law is legitimate.

I don't think this waste-of-time bill is legitimate. I think it's a suck-up congress person, who's kissing the ass of a big donor white female constituent (who should be shown the door and a proper speech on how to not waste Mass legislature's time on obviously unconstutional bills).

This needn't be a slam against progressives but against bad legislators and bad faith lawmakers.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:38 pm
Actually this has been a big item on the radio this morning and all day.

It is in Boston.com as well and yes according to the bill you could spend 6 months in jail.

Way to go Mass for spending our tax money so wisely.

Now I can understand that it isn't a nice thing to say, but really making it illegal? I think there is money and time spent elsewhere.

https://www.boston.com/news/policy/2019/10/22/proposed-massachusetts-law-would-ban-b-word

A Boston Democrat has proposed a state law that would penalize the use of the b-word when used to demean another person.

The bill, filed by state Rep. Dan Hunt in May, is slated to go before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday afternoon.

The measure proposes adding two sentences to the section of state law that assigns fines and other penalties for various offenses, such as crimes for common night walkers, indecent exposure, and disturbers of the peace.

“A person who uses the word ‘bitch’ directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section,” the bill says.

According to the bill, penalties would be similar to those outlined in the other subsections of the state law, which, depending on the subsection, provide for a fine of not more than either $150 or $200, or jail time of up to six months,
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:44 pm
@Linkat,
And if you need even more proof just go to the official MA website and see it for yourself

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H3719

But I do see someone else posted the bill -

Not sure where Boston.com got the details of the fine and potential jail sentence - I am assuming it was brought up today as that is the date is it scheduled to be discussed.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 02:13 pm
This would be quite harsh towards the musical careers of Elton John and Meredith Brooks (and many more), as well as literary careers.

The Bitch Is Back, Elton John


Bitch, Meredith Brooks
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 02:39 pm
There should be exceptions for when the subject of the sentence is actually a bitch.

As in "that bitch just peed on the carpet again" and "now that bitch is asking for more alimony."
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 04:03 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
"that bitch just peed on the carpet again"

What a coincidence. I just made a post about peeing on feminists' furniture and upholstery somewhere else on the internet. Then I came here and saw this post.

I'm not a bitch though.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2019 10:53 am
Bitchin' Kitchen (Trailer)

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