Unanswered 12: Offence

Header image for Unanswered Show 12 "Offence" featuring Gillian Duffy from ‘Bigotgate’

When a person finds themselves offended it is described as them ‘taking offence’. We should be thankful for this grammatical distinction for offence, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder.

This episode explores the modern malaise of militant indignation where the simple act of getting the hump somehow means this poor, fictional victim awards themselves the ability to force the rest of the world to adapt. Several examples from the world of comedy are brought into play, as well as racism, some bigoted woman, trigger warnings, and the Boyle family Christmas.

Trigger warning: this episode contains words that could offend if the listener has no grasp of the concept of context.

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