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To think it's okay to be offended!

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m1nniedriver Sun 13-Sep-15 21:12:46

Just that. Seems to me that people almost expect others to retract statements etc that 'offend' them. Lots of things offend me, but that's okay, i just choose to ignore it and move on. why is it that if you 'offend' a person these days it's almost borderline illegal. People demanding statements be retracted because they are offended ... Offends me!

ALemonyPea Sun 13-Sep-15 21:13:28

This thread offends me.

m1nniedriver Sun 13-Sep-15 21:22:42

It offends me too. In fact I might report it so no one else can see it it offends me so much. I now offend myself angry

LittleRedSparkle Sun 13-Sep-15 21:25:09

i'm totally offended, i might even offer you a biscuit......

go hang your head in shame in the corner (i'm already there, because i asked why everyone was mortified and humiliated here)

m1nniedriver Sun 13-Sep-15 21:28:09

Is it a bad thing to be offered a biscuit

tskes offended ass off to the mortified corner to eat offensive biscuit

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sun 13-Sep-15 21:32:34

I am not offended, will self refer to see what my problem is with lack of offence, and pop back.

m1nniedriver Sun 13-Sep-15 21:32:43

I've just visited the mortified and humiliated thread. I do love it, I love it so much I'm literally shaking and crying so much I may piss myself and scream shock

hiddenhome2 Sun 13-Sep-15 22:57:40

I am literally incandescent with rage due to the offence you are causing me right now angry

OwlinaTree Sun 13-Sep-15 23:03:31

Well it depends really. Did they mean to offend? Are we talking public statement from famous person? Are they making a statement that is clearly inflammatory like 'gay people should be shot' or are they saying something like 'my religious beliefs say I can't eat that cake you've made me.'

I think it's OK to be offended sometimes. I think we all offend people sometimes. I guess it is the intention of the person doing the offending that makes the difference.

Is this just a light hearted thread though? Am I over thinking it?!

sproketmx Sun 13-Sep-15 23:07:34

Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes. OMG I think this all the time. You don't have to agree all the time and you don't have to change your opinion because someone else doesn't like it

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 13-Sep-15 23:09:19

I'm not offended buy yku should have put a warning in the title.

eg: contains words.

CrapBag Sun 13-Sep-15 23:13:19

Someone will always be offended by something. Most I can ignore, sometimes it can be something hugely ignorant and sensitive and that's not ok. But the latter is pretty rare tbh. Most of the time the professionally offended get offended by fuck all. They are free to jog on.

Fatmomma99 Sun 13-Sep-15 23:32:54

Are you disrespecting me!?!

sproketmx Mon 14-Sep-15 00:57:35

Crap bag you are sooo right. It generally takes a little of offend me apart from gangsta rap on the ole ear drums but some peeps r Deffo professionally offended

TheRealAmyLee Mon 14-Sep-15 01:03:22

Ffs no trigger warning for offensive content and sooo much drip feed...

wink

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 14-Sep-15 01:55:41

It's a fairly recent phenomena, this 'getting offended' malarkey.

People used to go around with their own silent thoughts, freely judging other people in their own heads, but no-one was any the wiser, and few people were offended.

Now, with the advent of the Internet, people actually say what they think! in public, without even bothering to temper it down and make it palatable.

Twitter, Facebook, discussions forums - they're all full of people anonymously, and freely, coming out with those thoughts which were previously left unspoken. We're not used to it.

Civilised society is but a thin veneer. The Internet will be the undoing of us.

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