At 5/17/10 07:10 AM, AapoJoki wrote:
To be honest, making fun of someone's race or sex is often considered hate speech too. While I think that no topic should be off-limits for humour, the outrage is more understandable in the case of race and sex, because you can't choose your own race or sex the way you can choose your political or religious beliefs.
But the thing is, you CAN make fun of race and sex. Any comedian can go up on stage and make fun of how women shop, make fun of how black people talk, but if he makes fun of Muslims, he is in deep shit.
This, despite as you say, that you can't chose what sex you are, nor can you chose what color you are. But you can chose what religion you are. Nobodies choices should be above criticism and humor.