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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:06 PM

the Earth is melting, Some DUers mock "Boob Concern", but if I mocked concern about the N word

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Or the F word that's a smear against gays, or if I mocked Muslims, or if I DEMONSTRATED A HOSTILE MOCKING ATTITUDE TO ANY OTHER OUTCAST GROUP, those very same VIRTUOUS DUers would have my ASS IN A SLING within 5 minutes.

Yeah I've used the N word or other "over the top" examples while trying to make this point before, and I'm the one that got alerted and hidden.

WHAT IS IT DU? WHY THE CONCERN and RESPECT FOR EVERYONE, UNLESS IT DEMEANS WOMEN?

Godfucking dammit, you don't go patrolling the fucking place telling Muslims, African Americans, Asian, Disabled, GLBT or any other members of marginalized groups to SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES.

WHEN I SEE YOU REVERSE LANGUAGE POLICE SPEND SOME TIME TELLING OTHER PEOPLE TO SHUT UP ABOUT WHAT HARMS THEM, THEN I'LL HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR SERIOUS MINDS.

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Reply the Earth is melting, Some DUers mock "Boob Concern", but if I mocked concern about the N word (Original post)
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 OP
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #1
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #2
bunnies Feb 2013 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #5
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #7
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #13
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #19
MadrasT Feb 2013 #4
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #10
sharp_stick Feb 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #21
EOTE Feb 2013 #8
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #12
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #16
EOTE Feb 2013 #17
Fawke Em Feb 2013 #23
demmiblue Feb 2013 #9
bunnies Feb 2013 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #15
EOTE Feb 2013 #18
bunnies Feb 2013 #20
Ohio Joe Feb 2013 #22

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. What's the boob concern?

I must've missed this...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:11 PM

3. +1

Wha???

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:14 PM

5. I saw your first reply

It was more mockery. Which really disappoints me, since I've seen so much better from you in so many threads.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:15 PM

7. Hence why I deleted it.

But I still don't know what this boob concern is...

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:21 PM

13. have a look at GD thread list and watch the replies here.

It should get pretty obvious.

Not flaming you==if you still don't se what I'm getting at, I won't mind you asking

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:23 PM

14. I think I get it. It's tied to the Oscars, right?

I didn't watch ... and I generally avoid GD - but I saw your headline and had to click.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:32 PM

19. I didn't watch either. I figured it out when I saw the DU front page

And followed up.


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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:13 PM

4. +1 and thank you. (n/t)

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:18 PM

10. you're welcome and thank YOU

Gee it would be ok for me to say I'd like to b---- slap someone, but if I said f-- or n------ slap....can you guess what would happen?

It would be ok for me to say d-----bags, too.......

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:14 PM

6. Something seems to be melting

but I don't think it's the Earth.

Stop eating the brownies and step away from the Caps Lock.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:34 PM

21. how about you make some "Lazy" and "Watermelon" jokes about Black people,

And see how many cap-locks you get?


Then, pretend you don't get why someone's pissed off.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:15 PM

8. Are you equating boobs with the N and F words?

Because if you are, that seems fairly silly.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:21 PM

12. I think the equation is in women being upset at being demeaned

There have been several threads and posts mocking women for being outraged at the "boob skit." I think the parallel here is telling a black or gay person that they shouldn't be outraged over something that is demeaning to them--like the n word or f word. That's what I got from the entire post.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:28 PM

16. thank you!

A million thanks!

I thought I was pretty clear, but I was angry...maybe I wasn't as coherent as I thought.
Thank you for explaining. (Though I think there will be a lot of disingenuous pseudo-confusion excuses to mock me in response)

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:29 PM

17. But I think those things are substantially different.

I don't get offended when people make dick jokes, and I'd probably tell a dude to lighten up if he did. However, I'd NEVER tell anyone not to get upset about the N and F words. I think they're worlds apart here.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:38 PM

23. Then you'd be wrong.

If a GUY makes a "dick" joke, it's his prerogative, just like Richard Pryor and Chris Rock made a living doing "N...." jokes.

The point here is that men shouldn't go around demeaning women anymore than they would demean black people or LGBT people by using words and phrases that demeans them.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:16 PM

9. Yep. n/t

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:19 PM

11. Context? Link? Anything?

Can someone please tell me what all these boob posts are about?

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Response to bunnies (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:25 PM

15. Seth MacFarlane demeaned a highly respected woman at the Oscars by derailing everything she said

By means of a boob joke.

If any other minority group-member had been treated that way publicly, I believe there would be no question that it was out of line and demeaning.

People are talking about the issue here on DU, and getting told to shut up its a joke other issues are more important.


Inappropriate sexualization is how women are minimized and disempowered.
"Lazy" jokes about black people would be no laughing matter.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:29 PM

18. The women were in on the joke too.

They pre-recorded their reactions. So, they thought it was funny. They didn't find it demeaning, they were in on the joke too.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:34 PM

20. Thanks.

Didnt watch the Oscars & havent been on here too much lately. I'm kinda confused though. I think we probably have enough brain power to discuss multiple issues at once... no?

I wish that people would just ignore the threads they dont care about rather than telling those that DO care they shouldn't. It doesn't usually bring much to the conversation.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:38 PM

22. Locking

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