weekend question.jpgA reader today asked syndicated columnist Miss Manners if “sex, politics and religion [are] still off-limits in polite dinner conversation?”
Miss Manners responded one was not free to speak about such topics unless among “like-minded old friends.” She added, “That is not a quaint prohibition. Such subjects as gay marriage, taxes and abortion have been known to explode otherwise pleasant dinner parties.”
I have certainly sensed hesitancy at dinner parties to discuss my occupation, so to speak. Do you agree with Miss Manners that abortion is a taboo topic “in polite dinner conversation”?

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