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zzuum wrote

In the few cases where they use it to make a point about it specifically, sure. Akin to the Nirvana song Rape Me, where he's not using it as a threat but to say something about rape more or less. Most cases though I doubt they are doing this.


OldHippieChick wrote (edited )

In a family situation, I just tell my kid(s) "I can't say it, but you can" when they're rappin' away or composing poetry for their English classes.

Raddle isn't a kid, though; the mods are responsible for a large group of people they don't know as intimately as a parent would so they have to err on the side of caution.

I've had vents downvoted because my hyperbole was offensive to others and I appreciate it; that's helping someone learn impulse control and limiting the damage caused by venting steam by protecting more vulnerable people who can't handle it.

It's got nothing to do with whether people like ME; the downvotes are most likely to come from the raddlers who do.