Rights and responsibilities

mrbondMany forget that with Rights come Responsibilities, in the case of Freedom of Expression comes the Responsibility not to offend anyone i.e. you have the Right to put a reasonable argument against someone else’s beliefs or actions but, you don’t have Right to be personally abusive or discriminatory about things they can’t change – which includes being racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic etc.

Elli

I am cold, so cold she says,

As memories slip silently away.

Eyes stare blank

Muddled thoughts frighten her,

Bringing boatloads of people to her bedroom.

She craves peace,

But it does not come.

Childhood seems so close

But it is so distant.

A spark,

A moment of clarity,

A moment of dignity;

Was it real?

It has gone, somewhere, nowhere.

Again she sits waiting,

Staring,

Calling,

Mummy..