Part of the responsibility of having a bully pulpit such as The Tavern is to acknowledge mistakes through actions not completely thought out. It has come to my attention that my previous post has caused distress for some. It wasn't my intention. I was objectively commenting on a product pulled from OBS' virtual shelves (temporarily at the moment) for being flagged as offensive. My suggested solution, half in jest, was to point out the poor choice of wording in the first place.
I had no intention to be insensitive to the horrors of rape, and having personal knowledge of rape survivors (my son's mother was one, God rest her soul) I have seen the pain that never fully heals first hand.
Sometimes being an objective voice lends one to fail to hear the more personal experiences others have had to suffer through.
Where I might not find offense, others may and will and my voice is certainly not more valid than any other in this or any discussion.
As always, The Tavern is open to any who desire to post their thoughtful opinions.
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