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Old 01-24-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Why is sexism and racism okay to joke about, but mental disabilities are not?

Long story short, I made a questionable tweet regarding a special needs guy, and got torn apart for it. I've since made amends, but I was wondering why people react so strongly to this as opposed to blatant sexist or racist remarks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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I put taking the piss out of spackers on the same level as women and foreigners.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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Who said it's okay to be racist? It's still not okay. Don't judge your self worth on the reaction of others, but you shouldn't be so hateful.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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Tolerated because racial and gender groups aren't seen to be as vulnerable.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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none of them are ok you mong.

if yr asking why people's reactions differ so much, i'd assume it's because we live in a world where people pretend racism and sexism isn't a real factor anymore, whereas we are gaining more and more understanding of and empathy for mental disabilities and shit.
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Who said it's okay to be racist? It's still not okay. Don't judge your self worth on the reaction of others, but you shouldn't be so hateful.


Oh, I'm a very tolerant person, but I do enjoy to joke around from time to time. It just seems the threshold before you insult someone is a lot lower when it comes to mental disabilities.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:31 PM   #7
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nigga you probably got bullied on the short bus. quit talking trash on other tards and get a life
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I don't think that's exactly true. Though I agree with Godsmack_IV in that many people with mental disabilities such as autism may have a hard time laughing at themselves and getting that a joke towards them is in good heart.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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Though I agree with Godsmack_IV in that many people with mental disabilities such as autism may have a hard time laughing at themselves and getting that a joke towards them is in good heart.

damn it that's not what he was saying.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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They're all shitty but the plight of the mentally challenged is heartbreaking to most people and is usually a lot more unfortunate.
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Oh, I'm a very tolerant person, but I do enjoy to joke around from time to time. It just seems the threshold before you insult someone is a lot lower when it comes to mental disabilities.

maybe tolerating other people isn't enough. maybe we should be more than merely tolerant if we want to live in a good society.
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It's equally as okay (or not okay depending on your perspective) to make fun of those with mental disabilities, ******.
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I joke about all of them, you just have to know who to joke with...
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