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Is It Wrong To Get Offended If You'Re Not The Target? Or On Other's Behalf?
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Posted 12/30/15
If it something serious ya go on ahead and be offended. Something offensive is offensive no matter who its said to or who says it. Unless it is a joke in that case suck it up.
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It's not wrong for you to be offended, but you're basically going after unnecessary trouble on the behalf of others if you actively try to "remedy" the situation. If the targets don't care, there's no reason for you to care. After all, you're supposedly offended because you think they'll be offended. If they aren't offended, well....why are you offended?

Just because you perceive a wrongdoing and you try to address it doesn't mean you are actually helping or that something is actually wrong enough to warrant the effort.

Reminds me of another forum on a writing site I used to go to. Full of angsty teenagers unable to produce any meaningful writing. They were offended that I typed in complete sentences (it's supposedly condescending and intimidating and I'm trying to sound smart by writing properly on a writing site), and offended whenever I gave them critiques even though they're the ones who asked me to.

There were basically a few people saying that Asians are so smart and that Asians are model minorities and better at math than sports or writing. There were only three or four other Asian forumites there and none of us cared. In fact, we found it humorous and laughed. The rest of the forumites got into an internet fight about how offensive those stereotypes are while other Asians and I scratched our heads. People are weird.
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Posted 12/30/15
I don't think that it's wrong at all, in fact I think it shows that you are an empathetic person and that you care about people other than yourself.
Posted 12/30/15

Ranwolf wrote:


WeeabooWarrior wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Basically the title. I've been told "not to speak for other people", such as transgender. What do you think? Personally, unless the offense was trivial I believe I can get outraged.


No, I think that doesn't make logical sense. That would be like saying, as a Straight I wouldn't have a right to advocate for Gays, or vice verse.

I myself advocate for European White Americans and Europeans, but I'm not White.



Don't get offended by this picture, this girl is absolutely a dream.


Is that a Nazi outfit? what the actual hell..especially considering the Nazi's didn't conscript women


Women were admitted as officers or something, and expected to do their homemakers duty and being white and all that. She looks young, and mandatory compulsory service in the youth corps for people like her was common. In fact, they had camps for women, and while some Nazis officers dismiss such camps as wet dreams, they did in fact result in quite a bit of pregnancies.
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Posted 12/30/15
only if the person you get offended for isn't offended.
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Posted 12/30/15
I often feel angered by stupid and bigoted things people say even if I don't fall into whatever minority they are insulting
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Posted 12/30/15
As others have said, it can result in presenting a community as a singular entity instead of expressing the various experiences and beliefs within the group.


It can also result in implementing something one desires but would not be possible to achieve without using another group as a shield and a battering ram.
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It actually frightens and baffles me as to how many people are like this (they get offended at things aimed at others, not them) and in many cases more than the ones who supposedly are or should be offended.
There's nothing wrong with having an opinion or sticking up for someone but some of these peopel are just insain. Like they have nothing better to do or not enough problems in their own life, or just no life?
Some take it so far as it's almost as if they are overwhelmed with shame or emarrassment and white guilt or ashamed of their own kind or something?
Posted 12/30/15
You know when they say 'if the shoe fits then wear it' ?

If the shoe fits you, then wear it.

What I'm trying to say is, if you feel offended even though it's not directed at you, then feel free to speak up
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Yes, stop being overly sensitive for other people. If someone is offended then they can defend themselves. If they aren't offended then there's absolutely no reason to raise a stink about it and you're just being a jackass trying to cause trouble.
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Posted 12/30/15 , edited 12/30/15
I personally can get offended if someone insults others who I know don't deserve it.

I once saw parents shouting at their kid in dinner table just because she was nervous in company of new people ( our family was visiting them for the first time)
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Kids get nervous of new things that's normal, two grown ups shouting at one for not being relaxed in dinner table is not.

So I told shouting to nervous person doesn't do anything. They shut up, problem solved.


Also I am pretty sure anyone here would get offended if their parents were insulted and that's not always directed at you.
Just an example.

Also, if you are someone's friend and can just stand and watch them being targeted by shit they don't deserve and do nothing you are not even human.

You are scum.
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No. In fact, I'd say some of our greatest social advances were only able to occur because people were able to get offended on other people's behalf. It just seems like ordinary empathy to me.

But I guess the modern era forces me to add the caveat that you should probably only be offended for someone else if they are also offended by it themselves.

But them some extreme cases come to mind in which I wouldn't allow that exception, but I guess it's the same with anything.
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Posted 12/30/15
It's not wrong nor right. Just your personal reaction.
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Posted 12/30/15
I agree that we shouldn't be offended on others' behalf. I was probably the only American who didn't give a rat's ass when 9/11 occurred since I don't live in NY. I also didn't really care or get offended when terrorists were beheading Americans since it was not me being affected. I agree with most of the people here.
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How dare you bring this subject up to these people of crunchy roll I am extremely offended ...



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