As for free speech...well it has its limits. Our country allows you to say whatever you want (almost), but that doesn't mean people have to listen to you or host you. If Milo wants to speak on college campuses maybe he should be less of a a troll.
I would argue that there aren't limits (or shouldn't be) on free speech - no-platforming is not limiting it, its just not enhancing it. Obviously, immediately dangerous speech ("fire!" in a crowded theater) is an exception.
I think colleges should try to grant platform even to views they find reprehensible, at least occasionally. If people are never challenged in their college careers, they won't know how to appropriately handle challenges to their worldviews outside of college.
Though it is public universities responsibility to keep people safe; even at the expense of free speech.
Is it? I think I disagree here. Speech cannot actually, physically harm people. Sure, if they're threatening someone, kick 'em out, but threats are explicitly not protected speech - they are a way of shutting free speech down. I'd say the Berkeley protesters - or at least the ones who stayed involved once it got violent - are completely, 100% in the wrong.
This. I have zero issue with Lawful Good deities having some flaws or moral failings, particularly in a world as dangerous as Golarion.
While I totally understand that someone would be upset by it, Golarion is not some cheerful world overflowing with hope and good guys who win every time. Even the best people won't be perfect.
The Norv wrote:
He's not suggesting that because she lost/will lose. He's saying that because a lot of people think Hillary is a straight up criminal.
No, I hope people will see it more clearly because he isn't subtle about it and get fed up.
A highly regarded expert wrote:
Don't be so dramatic. Life will go on. America survived a man who performed genocide - Andrew Jackson, who won 56% popular and 2/3 of all electoral votes.
Donald Trump will not destroy America. If we're lucky, he'll be a wake-up call. We need to change, we need to tell corrupt politicians that we will not allow them to carry on, and we need to cooperate across party boundaries.
"Every country has the government it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre
I think the big takeaway from this election is we need to not be so divided. We let the media shape sensational narratives that divide the nation for the sake of views or clicks, until we are left with two candidates that are intolerable to the other side and barely tolerable to their own.
This division has left us with two corrupt politicians to choose from and only ourselves to blame.
Go with common sense and kindness, and you'll go far. If it's not hurting anyone, it's fine - even if some white savior wants to speak over actual Romani who say it's fine.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Unless you're on the wrong side of ethnic discrimination, you tend to be a lot less likely to be aware of it.
Also remember that different cultures can have different meanings for the same word - some word that could be a slur in one culture could be a friendly thing to say in another - see "c**t" in America versus the same word in Australia.
In cases like this, always fall back on that most key of all the senses: the common one.
Who are you talking to? Will they be upset, or will they know you're just using it give context? If you're not being rude to anyone, call them whatever you will - just be polite.
Also, in-world, you could have a villain (or just unpleasant person) refer to them as gypsies. This lets them see the perception of the Varisians, as well as showing the villain/unpleasant person to be unpleasant.
The only thing that could be an issue there is signficant age difference (or setting-specific religious/cultural things). Nothing in the druid or cleric classes disallow marriage - though some druidic schools of thought or clerical callings might. That's a setting-specific thing, though.
One matter of concern is lifespan difference, though - the half-elf may outlive his wife by 50 years.