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what subjects do you believe to be touchy?
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Posted 12/17/14
It depends on the person. I myself have no difficulty debating about "important" topics like religion, politics, etc... online. I don't ascribe much personal value to these sorts of things, and have an easy time looking at them from a variety of angles because I'm usually opinionless (and thus tend to argue against whoever I'm talking to in an attempt to learn more about their point of view.) However, when talking with people face-to-face, it's much easier for them to "scare me off" by being vocal or forceful about their opinions. I don't like my curiosity to be mistaken for genuine dissent, and will back off if the other person is bothered by the discussion. So, for me, a touchy subject is a touchy subject. Nothing's inherently touchy, but it quickly becomes awkward debating with someone who has a vested and personal involvement with the subject matter.
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Race is without a doubt the most touchy subject. People are so quick to throw out the word "racist" as soon as you mention something they don't agree with.
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Aside from the obvious ones, patriotism.
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30 / M / Washington State
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Rape.

Lots of touchy touchy going on there.
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Yuri ...
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Pretty much anything that people may take offense to quickly or is controversial in some aspects: -Religion, -Sexuality, -Ethnicity, -Culture, -Yuri
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Posted 12/17/14

KlayNoTabi wrote:

Rape.

Lots of touchy touchy going on there.


lol good one.

But yeah, I would say history, since it is a valuable tool for all sides arguing about politics, race, patriotism, religion, etc.
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24 / M / Iowa >.>
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religion, same sex marriage, evolution, politics (mostly because of 2 uncles)
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Sao too ..
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Everything.
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23 / F / the trash
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Posted 12/17/14
God/Top/Mid/Bot/Shit Tier waifus and where you place them.
Feelings about Shinji and whether or not he should have gotten in the fucking robot and just shut up.
White haired anime boys
Religion and its problem with pedophilia
Same-sex anything. (rights, marriage, existence,ect ect)
Woman anything (rights, wages, choice, ect ect)
Bronies and Furries.
Shipping of characters.
and lastly,

new generation vs old generation of gaming.
"why would i want to play that game it doesnt have good graphics"
"YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GAMING UR A TINY TURD"
"Why you mad bro?"
*older person spontaneously combusts*
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22 / F / Winding Circle
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Posted 12/18/14
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. People will be touchy about anything. Look at that person that found a swastika in a pattern on a wrapping paper.... a pattern that has existed for centuries.

You can't be surprised by anything now. Look at the fan rage over someone going 'You're a-' when finding out the person running around in a batgirl costume is a man. That wasn't meant to be offensive, that was supposed to be portraying the utter surprise... but people took offense.

Seriously. I can't say Merry Christmas because not everyone celebrates Christmas. Well, if you don't celebrate Christmas, tell me and I'll say Happy Holidays or Happy Hanukah (or whatever the holiday is the person celebrates). I didn't know. I'm just expressing my personal beliefs and I'm okay with wishing you along with your own holiday preference as long as you calmly point out that you don't celebrate Christmas.

Really, assumptions/stereotypes/speaking at all seems to be bad now a days. You say one thing wrong and everyone loses their ****. No one will calmly say "I'm actually trans" when someone says something. Instead, they choose to start jumping all over the person for being 'wrong' and 'offensive'. Well, if it was me, I didn't know. And by personal experience, I actually haven't met anyone that is trans, so I don't even know what to 'look' for. If someone calmly points out that 'hey, you're actually wrong, I celebrate this.' Or 'I am this' or whatever they would get offended over, I will politely correct myself and move on. If the person being 'offensive' then chooses to be completely idiotic and goes off with homophobia and all that then I'm perfectly in agreement that the other person can get offended and angry. I just don't think it should happen before they attempt to calmly say what is the reality and see if the other will apologize politely.

At the same time though, we do need to be careful of cyberbullying or just plain bullying. No, people shouldn't get as hurt or offended over things as they do. Some people may have valid reasons. Some people are more sensitive. So we need to find that fine line between catering to every butthurt person and being nice enough not to be bullies, insult people, and hurt people.... In other words... we need to *gasp* be respectful. *rolls eyes* such a foreign concept.
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31 / M / L'Étoile du Nord,...
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Based on recent experience, I'd say contemporary social-justice issues that are rampant online. Alas, this is just my opinion.....but believe me when I say that it's a touchy issue, and that nobody wins, because nobody will ever be happy.
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18 / F / Hell
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Politics, Religion, Sexuality, and Sexism
Well, with the people that surround me. I can't have a nice and compelling discussion with a friend about these without someone chiming in. Although I don't really mind talking about "touchy" subjects in casual conversation.
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