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Do you get offended... HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
24th Jun '13

If people make broad generalizations where you could be included in it, do you get extremely offended? Would you get defensive and start calling people immature for making statements that refer to a large group? I don't understand why saying something like, "Most teenagers are ignorant of a lot of things" would provoke an extremely defensive reaction where the person keeps saying that you personally attacked them and called them ignorant... Maybe I just find it silly to be offended by something that isn't even specifically about you. It's like getting up in arms because someone says "Women are b***hes" or "Men are a*****es"

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
24th Jun '13

Women are b***hes, men are a*****es, most teenagers ARE ignorant. lol No, it doesn't offend me.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
24th Jun '13

I don't get offended, and definitely not say anything about it. It does get annoying though. I do however think it's pretty ignorant to assume a whole group of people are the same way based on one's actions. One thing that happens to get the most on my nerves is when people assume every Hispanic is Mexican or that every immigrant is Mexican.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7012 posts
status 24th Jun '13

I don't find that offensive but generalizing in certain cases can be offensive.

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Women are b***hes, men are a*****es, most teenagers ARE ignorant. lol No, it doesn't offend me."


Haha. I just am kinda surprised that there is a girl who is genuinely offended, to the point that she called me immature, because I posted something saying that "teenagers are ignorant, but that's what growing up is all about."

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
24th Jun '13

I don't say anything but how different is that than saying



"Mexicans are lazy and live off welfare."



"Black people in the south are morons."



"Asians don't know how to drive."



"White people have superiority complexes and are stupid."

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I don't say anything but how different is that than saying "Mexicans are lazy and live off welfare." ... [snip!] ... people in the south are morons." "Asians don't know how to drive." "White people have superiority complexes and are stupid.""


To be honest, I've never heard that lol. Only that they're taking American's jobs. I've only heard of black & white people living off welfare. :?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63811 posts
status 24th Jun '13

It really all depends on the subject. I do get defensive about certain things.



And most Asians don't know how to drive. :P

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63811 posts
status 24th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Now and Forever:</b>" To be honest, I've never heard that lol. Only that they're taking American's jobs. I've only heard of black & white people living off welfare. :? "</blockquote>



Yeah, same here, but maybe it just depends on where you live.

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Now and Forever:" I don't get offended, and definitely not say anything about it. It does get annoying though. I do however ... [snip!] ... that happens to get the most on my nerves is when people assume every Hispanic is Mexican or that every immigrant is Mexican. "


I agree it can be annoying. I just am having trouble figuring out why someone would take it to heart so much... at least with things that are so general like age and gender. Racial generalizations though... those can just be all bad

sick_girl Due February 24; 17 kids; Essen, Germany 3089 posts
24th Jun '13

I get offended when people make generalizations about immigrants. People do it to me all the time and don't think anything of it because I'm white. I don't take it as a personal attack but it still hurts sometimes when people have negative things to say about a group I belong to. I think getting g super upset and lashing out is childish but in a way I can understand the hurt behind it.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Now and Forever:" To be honest, I've never heard that lol. Only that they're taking American's jobs. I've only heard of black & white people living off welfare. :? "


It's very common where I live. A lot of the programs here for assistance you don't qualify unless you're Mexican/Hispanic. Or if you are no matter what you make you can automatically qualify.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
24th Jun '13

It depends really. You can say something in a general sense and still mean for it to be directed at one person. It's called being passive aggressive and yeah, depending on what's being said and when I know it's directed towards me I get pissed off about it. Otherwise though, no it doesn't bother me.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I don't say anything but how different is that than saying "Mexicans are lazy and live off welfare." ... [snip!] ... people in the south are morons." "Asians don't know how to drive." "White people have superiority complexes and are stupid.""


When people are actually trying to be hurtful and hateful, then I can understand taking offense. But a lot of the time, that is NOT their intention, and it should be taken lightly.

*Mandy*Team BluE!! 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 1334 posts
24th Jun '13

I don't get offended about anything. And if I do it doesn't affect me as much as it should. BUTTT It does get on my nerves when people say no offence. Such as: All Mexican have ugly feet, No offence. It's like you're including me in it.
If someone just said that It wouldn't matter to me.