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ESL Podcast 863 Ė Limiting Free Speech 2013-01-25
ESL Podcast 863 Ė Limiting Free Speech
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Tags: Daily Life
Audio Index:
Slow dialog: 1:09
Explanations: 3:00
Fast dialog: 14:36
Toshi: You canít go outside looking like that! What are you thinking?

Celeste: Iím exercising my right of free speech. Iíve put on these clothes and painted my body this way to protest the treatment of women. I want to send a message.

Toshi: Youíre crazy if you think people are going to take you seriously. What youíre wearing is offensive and those messages painted on your body are hate speech.

Celeste: Itís my basic human right to a freedom of expression, and this is how I choose to express myself.

Toshi: There are limits to free speech and expression, and youíve crossed the line. In fact, youíre abusing those rights. Obscenity and hate speech arenít protected, you know.

Celeste: If you feel so strongly about it, I have a suggestion for you.

Toshi: What?

Celeste: You can express your free speech by protesting against me. After all, itís your inalienable right.

Toshi: Iím not wasting my time. Hey, youíre not really going outside looking like that, are you?

Celeste: You know what they say: The medium is the message. And Iím sending my message loud and clear!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse


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