The Volokh Conspiracy
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From Cohen's post yesterday:
I also think about what will happen if I ever have a kid. Would my 16-year-old always stay on the right side of the face police? Or might he occasionally be awkward at that age? … (I say "he" because so much of the vituperation that's been directed at the Covington kids has been explicitly based on their gender.) …
When I see a post saying the kid's "smirk" (always that same exact word choice) is proof that there's something bigoted or wicked about him, I wonder if the person saying that has gone through life always making an appropriate facial expression for every social situation. Presumably not, but let's say that is the case — would you want to be someone who always makes what others consider just the right expression?