Massachusetts is Trying to Ban What?

A Massachusetts lawmaker is trying to ban the b-word. 

Representative Dan Hunt proposed the law in hopes of adding it to the already in place law that assigns fines and other penalties for offenses such as, crimes for common nightwalkers, indecent exposure, and obstruction of the peace, according to boston.com. 

The proposal states: “A person who uses the word ‘bitch’ directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section.”

So how would this ban be enforced? Well, the bill stated that a person using the word could be reported by the person it was directed to or witnesses who heard the word being used. A $150-$200 fine or up to 6 months of jail time is what the punishment could be if this bill were to get approved.

The Representative said that he was actually given the proposal by a constituent and that it was his duty to represent the person in bringing the bill forward. 

He also told boston.com that he’s been receiving cruel emails and phone calls from Massachusetts residents with language much worse than the b-word he’s trying to ban.

When the bill had its day in court, no one showed up to testify for it, leaving this case open for now. 

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