While I agree, I think it's something to keep in mind.
In the sense that you shouldn't be completely bewildered that someone can get offended by something.
Just a warning I guess? That yeah that shit can happen.
Thank you for this speech. Like seriously, thank you.
While I don't 100% agree with everything, it's a really great speech.
I think there's a subtle difference between giving offense and being harmful and I think that difference is important. Just because someone takes offense to an idea doesn't make the idea intrinsically harmful. It kind of feels like modern attempts at policing and creating safe spaces is an attempt to preemptively prevent actual harmful behavior and ideas. The thing is though, it has the same problem as the Minority Report where they were trying to preemptively prevent crime.
I really wish I could put it in words better but not all offensive things are actually harmful. Hatred and harmfulness is something that should be discouraged, but not at the cost of casting out a broad net to capture and restrict offensiveness.
While not exactly related, it reminds me of my thoughts concerning diversity in media.
Diversity is great and all but when you pressure, for example, straight white male writers to include LGBTQ and other such "minorities" into their works for the sake of diversity, you're only going to be forcing a representation of said "minority" that doesn't do it justice. Instead, I think it's better to support writers of said "minority" so they can tell the stories that they want.