Why is sexism and racism okay to joke about, but mental disabilities are not?

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#41
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for sure. who tf wants to be "tolerated?" it's so condescending.


Tolerating is bad: it implies that you're simply putting up with something negative. If people are merely tolerating black people/women then there's clearly still a lot of work to be done before we can consider our society a non-racist/sexist one.
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#42
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for sure. who tf wants to be "tolerated?" it's so condescending.



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#43
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Yeah but, to say you like black women and mixed race girls or even using the word mulatto or nigga is like saying you're in the KKK these days, it's silly. Besides, people are people and there are a lot of dumb people who get butt-hurt but forget to realise it's more fun when it's diverse, so what ever to the politics, I'd just live in my Bubble with peoples who know what I'm talking about and say to Hell with your labels, I'd love who I want to.

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as a visible minority, you should be able to understand all that is wrong with this.


What part of wanting to live in my bubble suggested I wanted to listen to naggers like you!? That's right you ****ing nagger! God the Pit/Outside world loves to Nag, heck, so do socially awkward losers and Hobos... God people are annoying. Not everyone, not to those cool people who just know. They're cool. -- Cool people are cool, and I like people who are just people.
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look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
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#44
Quote by Todd Hart
Tolerating is bad: it implies that you're simply putting up with something negative. If people are merely tolerating black people/women then there's clearly still a lot of work to be done before we can consider our society a non-racist/sexist one.

word yo. celebrate, don't tolerate (and other platitudes blah blah blah).
#46
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What part of wanting to live in my bubble suggested I wanted to listen to naggers like you!? That's right you ****ing nagger! God the Pit/Outside world loves to Nag, heck, so do socially awkward losers and Hobos... God people are annoying. Not everyone, not to those cool people who just know. They're cool. -- Cool people are cool, and I like people who are just people.

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#47
Exactly, I don't care, besides, the Asian people saw a load of black people and were like
'**** this'
that day.

J/k



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look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
#48
wat




#49
Quote by due 07
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.


lel... Are you being ironic or smthn? that's a derogatory term for people with developmental disabilities.

On top of that it has racist origins, it's refering to mongoloid people and saying they look like they have downs syndrome.
Last edited by TooktheAtrain at Jan 24, 2013,
#50
I was making light of the fact that that picture hasn't got any asian people in it.
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look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.
#51
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I was making light of the fact that that picture hasn't got any asian people in it.


That's because Asians are above racist jokes, just ask Xiaoxi.
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#54
What did the tweet say?

OT: Racist jokes, sexist jokes, and special needs jokes are all funny, it just depends on who your telling them to. I have a brother with special but I'm really chill and if someone were to make a special needs joke I would laugh. Some people are just really uptight and don't know how to take a joke.
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#56
Quote by TooktheAtrain
lel... Are you being ironic or smthn? that's a derogatory term for people with developmental disabilities.

On top of that it has racist origins, it's refering to mongoloid people and saying they look like they have downs syndrome.

yah

sorry if i offended anyone bee tee dubs. it was hilarious to me at the time but yeah~
#57
I lived in a dorm that was set up to encourage people from other countries (I'm American) to live there. There was a lot of diversity, to the point that I was one of very few white guys. With all the different ethnicities that we had represented, we constantly made fun of each other with stereotypes. I made jokes about one of my black friends being incapable of reading and he wasn't bothered by it in the slightest. One of the other black kids told me that he liked it when I made jokes about it (he was serious). I feel that racist jokes really help people get comfortable around each other. If you're too politically correct, then you're just walking on eggshells and everyone is uncomfortable. Lighten up and have fun. Laugh at yourself. That isn't to say that racism/ sexism is okay. I think racist/ sexist jokes are great, so long as the intent is not malicious.
#58
Quote by captaincrunk
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.


implying it's okay to be sexist

#59
Quote by due 07
yah

sorry if i offended anyone bee tee dubs. it was hilarious to me at the time but yeah~


oh lol okay.
#60
Humor is subjective so everyone will react differently. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you as there is no pleasing everyone.

Personally I find sexist/racist jokes to be hilarious. The more tasteless the joke, the better. Ppl should just lighten up.

If a man runs over his wife with a car, who is at fault?
The guy! He shouldn't be "driving" in the kitchen.

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#62
Quote by AllJudasPriest
Humor is subjective so everyone will react differently. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you as there is no pleasing everyone.

Personally I find sexist/racist jokes to be hilarious. The more tasteless the joke, the better. Ppl should just lighten up.

If a man runs over his wife with a car, who is at fault?
The guy! He shouldn't be "driving" in the kitchen.

Know why Aspirin is white?
They want it to work, don't they?

I'm not racist either, I OWN A COLORED TV!
You're also not funny.
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#63
I have yet to see a good racist joke against white people. White people, y u so boring?
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#65
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I have yet to see a good racist joke against white people. White people, y u so boring?
White people be drivin like dis "Oh dear oh boy I'm terribly late right now."

Black people we be driving our mama's car to the store to get smokes for Rayray.
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

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#66
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
I have yet to see a good racist joke against white people. White people, y u so superior?


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#67
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#68
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Is that your way of stating what you quoted was funny?
#69
Quote by Bob_Sacamano
They're all shitty but the plight of the mentally challenged is heartbreaking to most people and is usually a lot more unfortunate.

basically this, those that are mentally challenged are screwed by nature from the very beginning. its much harder for this to be made to sound funny.

not that making fun of anything is socially acceptable, really.
#70
Because everyone has a sex and a race but not everyone has a mental disability. #logic
#73
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
I'm pretty sure that joking about any of those things is NOT ok...
Why not? Who makes such rules?
#74
Quote by AllJudasPriest
Why not? Who makes such rules?
Who makes the rules that says you can?

Really, I get your whole "the more offensive, the better" but...the real world isn't ready for your edgy-ness.
#75
Quote by Tempoe
It's like making fun of someone in a wheelchair. I knew some mental kids when I was a kid, it was fun to pick on them, but looking back, it was really bad of us. Kids are mean, I think it's part of evolution, ya know.



Are you really as stupid as you seem? You gonorrheic cockring, It's not part of evolution and never was. I've read my share of idiotic opinions on this forum but this tops all of them.

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#76
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Are you really as stupid as you seem? You gonorrheic cockring, It's not part of evolution and never was. I've read my share of idiotic opinions on this forum but this tops all of them.

10/10 if trolling.



It's not that far-fetched. Other species act hostilely to disabled members of their own species, sometimes even killing them. Is it that absurd to suggest that we might have similar instincts? Certainly, at the very least, you can concede that there is an advantage to not having a disabled pack member consuming resources without contributing to the group.


I'm not saying I agree with him, but to just outright dismiss it and call him stupid seems like a knee-jerk reaction.
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#77
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
I have yet to see a good racist joke against white people. White people, y u so boring?

If you tell a joke, and a white girl doesn't get offended, did it really happen?
#78
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Who makes the rules that says you can?
Circular and unintelligent debate? There is no reason to try judging someone from their sense of humor.
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Really, I get your whole "the more offensive, the better" but...the real world isn't ready for your edgy-ness.
Do you? Doesn't seem like it. Who cares if the world is not ready for, your words, edgy-ness?

I kid those topics and more but I don't live by them. I'm not racist as skin color is irrelevant. I'm not sexist because I don't hate men. I never disrespect someone with special needs.

A joke is a joke, they ALL require exaggeration and are not meant to be taken seriously.
#79
Quote by AllJudasPriest

A joke is a joke, they ALL require exaggeration and are not meant to be taken seriously.


And they should be funny. Yours up there ^ were so corny that there is nothing remotely funny about them.

I like chauvinist jokes as much as the next guy, but please, at least be a little bit original.
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#80
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It's not that far-fetched. Other species act hostilely to disabled members of their own species, sometimes even killing them. Is it that absurd to suggest that we might have similar instincts? Certainly, at the very least, you can concede that there is an advantage to not having a disabled pack member consuming resources without contributing to the group.


I'm not saying I agree with him, but to just outright dismiss it and call him stupid seems like a knee-jerk reaction.


No, because we are not pack animals now. Specialisation is what allows for an advanced society.

Hell, I'd make an argument for certain disorders having a positive effect on society. Many creatives and innovators have had bipolar disorder or major depression (check out charles mingus) and many others have contributed significantly to areas of study.

Depersonalisation disorder (which I happen to have) inclines those who have it to philosophising about identity, reality itself and suchlike.

Narcissistic actors are plentiful, as are their contributions to the art of film.

Sociopaths and psychopaths perform valuable roles as surgeons, bomber pilots, and other roles in which their emotional detachment is an advantage.

It is actually in society's interest to find a niche for individuals with disorders. Ted Kaczynsky (the unabomber) was a genius who was maligned and was subjected to inhuman psychological testing. He started applying his extraordinary mind to the task of killing people, when by all accounts he was a stable individual prior to his brutalisation.