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1. When Jacoby means when she is a "First Amendment junkie", she means that she can't have too much of the First Amendment 2. Yes this paragraph is connected to Jacoby's overall argument because it emphasis that it is up to the parents to teach young people not to equate sex with violence, and not blame institutions.

3. I think the final paragraph is a good paragraph because it is very effective. Because it makes the reader feel that the essay has come to an end and it also makes the reader think about what you have been talking.

4. First of all, this was written for readers of a specific paper, and a specific column. The vocabulary, we should also note, is easy and always clear. The New York Times is a fairly liberal paper and its readers are average, working people.

5. Yes the Fist Amendment permits all of these claims, because if it did not permit it would be a violation of the First Amendment, which is freedom of speech.

6. I do not find her fears convincing, because she does not give any evidence to support her claim that Feminists who support censorship of pornography will inadvertently aid those who wish to censor discussions of abortion and rape, or art that is published in magazines such as Ms.

Page 45 1. One of the premises he rejects is "The First Amendment protects free speech in public universities and colleges." 2. Conduct that is harmful means, any conduct which is harmful to any person's health, safety, or personal well being, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual misconduct, or any other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.

Conduct that is offensive means, any intimidating or abusive relating to the following: race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, age, and language.

3. I disagree with Bok's advise that students should simply ignore offensive words, flags, and so forth. Ignoring offensive behavior is not an effective way of changing that behavior. Sometimes it may make sense to ignore an incident once or twice, especially if you think there has been a misunderstanding on the basis of different cultural expectations, for example. Ignoring offensive behavior is especially discouraged in circumstances where you cannot avoid contact with the person and you still feel harassed. If you start to ignore offensive words, flags, etc., it may lead you to be unable to concentrate, sleep or eat, or even make you begin to doubt your own abilities and judgment, or even develop health problems.