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Old 14-12-2018, 20:47   #16
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Re: Are we too easily offended? The Grinch ad on the iMax cinema has caused complain

The problem is people are offended on behalf of others who are not offended.
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Old 14-12-2018, 21:25   #17
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Re: Are we too easily offended? The Grinch ad on the iMax cinema has caused complain

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The problem is people are offended on behalf of others who are not offended.
As well as that (which I agree with), there is a huge backlash* against those who felt offended (on other’s behalf) which amplifies the initial silliness, often blowing it out of all proportion.

*people getting offended that others were offended.
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Re: Are we too easily offended? The Grinch ad on the iMax cinema has caused complain

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It's worth remembering that the UK probably has the safest electrical plugs in the world. With a decently well made plug and socket, it's almost impossible to electrocute yourself unless you damage the plug or cord. With a less well made plug and socket, it's still hard, but not impossible.

Regarding these sorts of stories, I actually think they do damage to society. Ok, so most people just dismiss it as someone bitching about something minor, but there are people who lump this in with Political correctness with serious examples of abuse.

It's like the Matt Damon thing a few months back. I read what he said, and that was while he accepted things like patting a woman on the bum were bad, and should not be done, they are nowhere near as bad as serious crimes, such as rape, so should not be conflated. The backlash nearly destroyed his career, but he is right. If I were raped (and it is possible, although rare, for men to be raped), I would probably be quite offended to be lumped in with someone who got a pat on the bum, or an inappropriate comment.
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Re: Are we too easily offended? The Grinch ad on the iMax cinema has caused complain

l rarely get offended by anything but some people get offended if you disagree with their views.
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l rarely get offended by anything but some people get offended if you disagree with their views.
No we don't, that's really offensive
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