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Taboos

Should we drop taboos?

What's is a Taboo?

Definition:

Proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable, placed under a social prohibition or ban.

Wider definition

Example 
  • Incest

Types of taboos

Foods (against religion, like pork or beef for some)
Discussion topics (poo, sex, eugenics)
Around the dead
Politics and religion in a social setting.

Genus

Taboos are a types of social norm

The case for keeping taboo's

What's wrong with talking about taboos?

Summary

Is it be o.k to make sexist, racist, anti-gay remarks?

The case for removing taboo''s

Censorship is futile

Consistency

Responsibility

Alternatives

What next?

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