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to think mumsnet has some very easily offended people?

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CartwrightMiss Mon 27-May-13 19:58:16

I read some posts and and genuinely cannot see a problem.

I honestly wonder how some people manage to step foot out of the house as they get so easily offended.


hopkinette Mon 27-May-13 19:59:33

In before "lol I'm offended by your post lol"

EuroShaggleton Mon 27-May-13 20:00:48

Oh god yes (I'm sure the blasphemy there will set someone off...). I do wonder how some of the easily offended manage to get through daily life.

zonetwo Mon 27-May-13 20:01:21

One or two mnetters cause grave offence. We all have opinions but personal abuse and attacks are beyond the pale

DuelingFanjo Mon 27-May-13 20:02:23

YABU to not specificallynname threads and posters who have pissed you off. Come on, if you are going to start a gunfight don't be vague about it.

SoleSource Mon 27-May-13 20:04:02


there are posters who like to give a telling off too.

Sparklingbrook Mon 27-May-13 20:04:10

Gunfight? shock Have we done with buns now?

WafflyVersatile Mon 27-May-13 20:04:18

Depends. If it's something I would get offended by then they are not too easily offended. If it's something I would not get offended by then they are too easily offended.


TheBigJessie Mon 27-May-13 20:07:02

Erm, dunno.

Different people get offended by different things. Some of them are being ridiculous. Some of them are perfectly entitled to be offended, and are right to stand up and express it.

SurpriseMuffins Mon 27-May-13 20:08:05

If nobody's offended it's a boring thread.

flippinada Mon 27-May-13 20:08:18

A gunfight sounds a bit brutal and less fun than a bunfight grin.

Some things are worth getting offended over and some less so. Did you have anything specific in mind?

DawnOfTheDee Mon 27-May-13 20:09:07

Saw this Stephen Fry quote recently...

“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what.”

MorrisZapp Mon 27-May-13 20:09:18

Naming threads and posters is unacceptable form though isn't it?

Kneedeepindaisies Mon 27-May-13 20:09:57

What Waffly, Jessie and Surprise said.

I can't tell you if YABU or not without details.

flippinada Mon 27-May-13 20:10:30

Without specifics this thread is going to wilt away quietly and die...

flanbase Mon 27-May-13 20:12:05

The language on here has really changed over the years. It does surprise me

Portofino Mon 27-May-13 20:12:11

Yep, some people get upset at the drop of a hat. But MN would not be the same without them wink

Ilikethebreeze Mon 27-May-13 20:12:44

yes op.
I am seeing a few posters who are "outraged" or "very offended" or similar, on a once daily basis on MN.
I sometimes they think they post that to quell debates.

DuelingFanjo Mon 27-May-13 20:13:16

Bun fight even

namelessposter Mon 27-May-13 20:14:34

How very dare you!

FarBetterNow Mon 27-May-13 20:16:45

Well, I was offended yesterday when I was asked

or do you mean that you hope those who have botox will be punished with toxic lymph nodes?

Why on earth would I wish cancer or illness on someone who has botox?
I was surprised that someone's mind would wotrk like that.

JenaiMorris Mon 27-May-13 20:17:36

YANBU. Some people seem to be forever being rebuked by "old bags" and given judgemental looks in supermarkets.

I conclude that either they hugely over estimate how much notice others take of them, verge on paranoia or that actually their children really are dreadfully behaved.

Corygal Mon 27-May-13 20:17:45

People who live for their entitlement to be offended are pitiable creatures, really. Their only redemption is their unique ability to amuse - unintentionally.

YokoUhOh Mon 27-May-13 20:18:08

Has anyone else noticed that the most easily offended and sensitive people are usually the most insensitive/curt/'say as I find'-types? MIL

flippinada Mon 27-May-13 20:18:25

I'm just the OP some PC has gone mad type who is lamenting the fact that you can't say <insert outrageous racist/sexist slur> any more without the thought police sending you off to hell in a handbasket while giving mansions illegal immigrants the minute they step off a plane and how kids haven no discipline; bring back corporal punishment etc etc...


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