it’s clear how catastrophic such a standard could be for free speech if offense is the new bar, what’s to stop the next ban from barring depictions of gender altogether? after all, many progressives believe gender is purely a social construct, untethered from biology, and that gender norms are a form of oppression for some, any gender-based ads might be offensive — so it’s clear that accommodating offense is extremely problematic it’s clear how catastrophic such a standard could be for free speech

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