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Posted 11/16/15 , edited 11/16/15

FlyinDumpling wrote:

Why it is when people talk about generalizations it's almost always a conversation about justifying their racism and sexism?


It's because they believe their racism and sexism is justified because of statistics and science.
Posted 11/16/15

FlyinDumpling wrote:

Why it is when people talk about generalizations it's almost always a conversation about justifying their racism and sexism?


Can you explain how Magical Soul is sexist or racist? I'm confused.
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Why is it that people can't laugh at themselves without crying that it's racist, sexist, etc?

I think that's the biggest problem in America today. People take themselves far too seriously to the point where if someone tells a joke that picks on a race, gender or lifestyle choice different from that of the person telling the joke, people get offended. I'm sorry, but if you can't laugh at yourself and whatever idiosyncrasies your gender/race/religion has, then maybe therapy is something you should seriously consider. Life is too short to take so seriously.

As for generalizations, they're based on a good chunk of truth. Do I think all women and Asians are bad drivers? Nope. But every time I go to the Asian supermarket, I stand in awe as I see a higher proportion of drivers practically run over each other, hog multiple parking spots or have difficulty parking.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Why it is when people talk about generalizations it's almost always a conversation about justifying their racism and sexism?


Can you explain how Magical Soul is sexist or racist? I'm confused.
its a symptom of many of these kinds of threads and it is turning out exactly like how I predicted it would

a true generalization is an oxymoron. Also, people aren't house hold pest.

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Posted 11/16/15 , edited 11/16/15

Akage-chan wrote:

Why is it that people can't laugh at themselves without crying that it's racist, sexist, etc?

I think that's the biggest problem in America today. People take themselves far too seriously to the point where if someone tells a joke that picks on a race, gender or lifestyle choice different from that of the person telling the joke, people get offended. I'm sorry, but if you can't laugh at yourself and whatever idiosyncrasies your gender/race/religion has, then maybe therapy is something you should seriously consider. Life is too short to take so seriously.

As for generalizations, they're based on a good chunk of truth. Do I think all women and Asians are bad drivers? Nope. But every time I go to the Asian supermarket, I stand in awe as I see a higher proportion of drivers practically run over each other, hog multiple parking spots or have difficulty parking.


We call it PC and Social Justice Warriors who are the offended brigade.

In any case, anything anti-female is going to be considered "sexist", female hypoagency goes into hyper drive whenever they feel systematically attacked or demeaned. For this reason, I don't really engage the average gynocentric female.

There's a "bitch list" on RooshV that basically goes like this.

Everywhere Else > Australia > United States > UK > Canada. From less bitchy to mega bitch in terms of the gynocentric women that reside in these places. Canada is the worst, so if you're dealing with a Canadian, the chances of her being a feminazi increases exponentially.

Men and (very few) women laugh at themselves.

White Knights and Feminists do not.

EDIT: I would engage FlyinDumpling, but my Honey Badger senses tell me I shouldn't.
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Posted 11/16/15 , edited 11/16/15
Generalizations are generalizations. The word in and of itself makes enough room for exceptions.

People who take "generally" to mean "all" need to look at the meaning of those words and compare them. They don't mean the same thing, so I have no issue with the former, provided it's fairly accurate. Generalizations could be based on a small amount of information, but there's no need for a ton of information if the relevant information is, well, extremely relevant and observable. Generally, spiders are harmless to humans. Generally, wild animals will try to escape from people before attacking. Generally, people here drive sedans. There's nothing wrong unless you think "generally" means "all" and that shows that the issue isn't the word but the listener.

I am also of the opinion that generalizations aren't all that bad. For one, it's impossible to explain everything and anything that could happen in any given scenario. Nobody wants to read a yellow-pages-sized volume of warnings and exceptions. Compared to the amount of pertinent information available for discovery, nearly every statement of an explanatory type is going to be a generalization.

People making a fuss about this GENERALLY tend to be the type of person that start pointing out exceptions when someone includes "most" when describing how common a behavior is. I didn't ask for exceptions. I already made enough room for them when choosing my words, so you don't need to point out exceptions...
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I'm getting lazy reading the original post. Sum it up in 20 words or less... in general.
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Posted 11/16/15
People will react negatively when painted in an unfavorable light whether it is true or not. Even more so if it is true.

As the saying goes: "Truth hurts."
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Posted 11/16/15

Magical-Soul wrote:


We call it PC and Social Justice Warriors who are the offended brigade.



I think a better term is insecure.

My favorite comedians are who call out everyone, across the board. I used to love to watch BET's "Comic View" back in the early aughts, not just because I loved me some Bruce Bruce, but because the comedians would make fun of everyone across the board. Now, we can't have shows like that people are so easily offended. What's so offending? So someone calls you a bad driver because you're a certain gender or race....the question is, are you? I'm a woman, I've never had an accident or ticket (yet I live in SF and drive daily), so calling me a bad driver wouldn't bother me because I'm not. Nor would calling me any whole slew of other names, largely because I either don't associate those words or behaviors with myself, or because I know I'm not perfect and the area that is being called out is something I could definitely work on.

...I agree that women are more easily offended by stuff in general, though.

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Posted 11/16/15

Akage-chan wrote:

...I agree that women are more easily offended by stuff in general, though.



They most definitely are. Hypoagency is a strength as well as a weakness.

As TFM says: "Women don't think, they feel."
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Posted 11/16/15 , edited 11/16/15
EDIT: whatever, don't feel like reconstructing my argument so I'll just leave this blank.
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Posted 11/16/15

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It's almost kinda funny, because the less rights and privileges women have, the better society seems to function(And the happier women are).


Something tells me that emulating nations like Chad, Syria, Yemen and the Congo would be a bad idea.
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Posted 11/16/15
In my line of work, generalizations are a necessity. Part of my job is selling firearms, and I have to gauge if someone is capable or legally able to acquire a firearm. If I hav a black guy like I did the other day, who was wearing a nice pollo and khakis, and says "I'm looking for a firearm for home protection" I didn't think anything of it. But if a guy came in with his pants around his ankles and says, "yo hommie, let me see that piece", I'm not giving you anything.
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Posted 11/16/15
I generally cannot understand people's preoccupation with what the truth is. I sometimes think that there is more to be done and benefited from what is found to be untrue than the truth itself.
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Posted 11/16/15
Time to leave CR again... there's so much sexism on this thread it is making me want to vomit. It's like all of the most misogynistic men in the world have gathered together in one forum.
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