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Come on guys' it's only a joke lighten up
Old 08-02-2018, 08:09 AM
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Default Come on guys' it's only a joke lighten up

So I saw a group ponder why their sexist joke about men keeps getting blocked. They can't seem to figure out why it get blocked. One woman said, "It's probably a guy reporting" then another woman said "Jeez it's only a joke guys get over it"

None of them were being ironic or seemed to get that they were basically displaying the same shitty behavior women have complained about for decades. Personally the joke didn't super offend me but I could see how the gross generalization of my gender could be offensive to some. In fact if a similar joke about women was made this group would be calling for the person who made it be blocked.

I am of the opinion that if you are going to employ the same shitty behavior you complain about others having then you kind of lose the right to complain about it.

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Old 08-02-2018, 02:44 PM
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There was a similar issue last year. Female comedians making "joking" or "sarcastic" comments like, "Men are trash!"

I've never been a friend of all too strict laws for social media platforms. In my opinion, there are already laws in place that govern what you can and cannot say to someone else, and that should be enough. Anything more severe than that can too easily be abused.

And, yes: a lot of people who advocated for stricter regulations of hate speech were surprised when the same rules were then applied to them.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:47 AM
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It's amazing how many people can't to save their life to understand and apply the Golden Rule.
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