- They can’t be serious..
So, my home state of Massachusetts has thought of proposing a new bill that is completely absurd and I believe won’t see the light of day. This proposed bill says that calling someone a “Bitch” can lead to jail time, six months to be exact maybe more if you excessively use it and a hefty fine ($200), all courtesy of this new proposed legislation from a Democratic lawmaker. I know what you’re thinking, what?! Well, a bill titled H3719 an act regarding the use of offensive words and words such as “Bitch” states that language like this should be considered a disorderly conduct violation when it’s used to annoy, degrade, or demean another person. Here’s the thing, like I said before I think this won’t see the light of day because people are going to use the word regardless whenever in frustration, annoyance, anger, or possibly in a degrading way because circumstances caused them to us it (fight, argument, road rage situations, etc…). Everything we say has to be understood in context. For example, some women call their “girlfriends” “Bitch” to compliment one another or such which is whatever to them. However, when a man refers to them as such it’s considered offensive, so there’s a border between the two so to speak when it comes to determining the intent behind the message, and who is saying it. In my latter example, it would be demeaning, but I highly doubt that a woman would have a man arrested because he called her a “Bitch” and hurt her feelings (Maybe,*coughs* Feminazis). If that were to ever occur then that would sound like some Kindergarten shit (“Ooh I’m telling”). In this hypothetical scenario, if she were so offended maybe a smack to his face would suffice and give her closure. Furthermore, if this proposed bill is passed, it can and will infringe on the U.S. constitution which protects the first amendment of Freedom of speech. HA, if passed, I’m shaking my head writing this. I’m not the only who thinks this laughable bill has no chance in being passed, the states Republican party had their takes on this situation. “Beacon Hill Democrats like @repdanhunt are fearlessly taking on the biggest problems facing the commonwealth”. Even though this tweet is full of sarcasm, it echoes my points on how minuscule this “problem” is and that this is going to be forgettable very quickly. In regards to that, there are bigger issues to be focusing on within Greater Boston and further out in the state of Massachusetts. Moreover, community service worker Takiyah White was the constituent who asked Democrat Dan Hunt to file the bill. So whoever was privy to this news story, thank her for being the catalyst to this absurdity. She states that “I hear the word used every day, and I’m hurt by it,”. She adds by saying that there needs to be a legal penalty for using that word. “Simply telling people they shouldn’t speak that way is not good enough. At the very least, using that word is harassment.” This woman, in my opinion, sounds like a Delores Tucker type who was a gangsta rap critic going up against the likes of 2pac, Snoop Dogg, basically all of gangsta rappers in the 90’s who used words such as Bitches, Hoes, etc… Do I think this bill will pass, no, but crazier things have happened in the past when it comes to laws being made. And if it somehow does pass, people will still say it, maybe this time while running away from the law lol. That’s all I have to say about this, leave a like, comment if you feel the need to and follow so you can stay up to date with my future posts. As always, peace and keep it real.