Monday, July 24, 2006

Am I a prude?

I'm no spring chicken - having lived 50+ years on this blessed earth, I've heard or read about every profane word in the English language and several other languages on top of those. My job for the past 8 years has involved coordinating and moderating live chat and message boards for all ages so very little shocks me. But it doesn't mean that I enjoy reading it nor do I choose to.

But today I unsubscribed on Bloglines to one of my favorite knitting blogs. I have read this blog for a long time and have enjoyed both the knitting content and the personal lives of the authors. But I draw the line when an author spews a rant using numerous profane words. I will defend her right to do so, but I also make a personal choice not to expose myself to this behavior.

Does that label me a prude? If it does, then I will wear this title proudly.

Till later ~~ Dene


Tammy said...

Deni you are not a prude!! You choose not to expose yourself to those kinds of things. I know if I am around it too much it starts to wear on me and I tend to use those words more often.

Karen said...

Not a prude. There is a song my daughter learned in Sunday school and the lines are "be careful little ears what you hear" and "be careful little eyes what you see". It isn't only our children that need protection. I choose not to read blogs with foul language too. You are not alone.

Anonymous said...

I am uncomfortable with profanity as well so I just exercise my right not to say it or read it or hear it.

Amy said...

Good for you! I agree! Wish blogs were labeled like the movies, i wouldn't go to the R rated ones.