It’s time for us all to grow the fuck up! I’m writing in support of and to congratu-fucking-late Mandy Nolan for her great column last week. As a father of three kick-arse kids, I too get told that I ‘swear too much’. I too bring out the stats and the question, ‘whose sensibilities are you trying to protect?”’
Of all the things that we don’t want our kids to be around, or to do themselves: why the fuck is swearing even a problem at all?
The Royal Commission into institutional fuck-sticks hurting kids handed down their report this week; bullying; shit-house NBN speeds (which will hurt our kids in the future); suicide being the Number-Fucking-One cause of death for our young people. Swearing by parents: really?
Not swearing panders to the Most Boring in our society. Anyone who is offended by swearing, is offended by Language, by Creativity!
Most non-swearing conservative folk that I know won’t hesitate to offend others in bigoted ways though. I want us to stop pandering to these arse-hats.
We have just (fucking finally) had laws enacted that send our great-arse country in the Rainbow direction: surely its time our use of language became more colourful?
Ariel Schlesinger, Mullumbimby