I reckon you'd be really on the margins of public opinion to believe that this kind of behaviour is anywhere near ok. I do think though that if we aren't ok with it, there should be some form of legal redress available for the victim here. So I guess for mine that is equally important. I see this kind of behaviour as the very thing that section 18c was written to capture, and as such I'd be well in favour of a case being prosecuted under that piece of legislation. There's every chance such a case would generate a lot of debate, without the misnomers of "hurt feelings" being used to downplay the behaviour of the perpetrators. The only downside I see is the potential to hand these morons a platform, however the upside of watching the free speech brigade tie themselves in knots over defending their rights whilst distancing themselves from their actions would be well worth it.