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The reason people are offended is because others disgaree.

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    I don't care if you're offended, no one owes you an opinion that fits in with your world view. This pandering to people's discomfort with offense has led to polarised conversations on subjects people haven't even bothered to educate themselves in.

    If I can work out your opinion on climate change from your foreign policy positions, you are a robot.



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    u talking 2 me m8?
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    (Original post by Jetboy)
    I don't care if you're offended, no one owes you an opinion that fits in with your world view.
    Testify!

    This pandering to people's discomfort with offense has led to polarised conversations on subjects people haven't even bothered to educate themselves in.
    Disagree with this. The silencing of views that may offend has led to a homogeneity of "acceptable" opinion on many contentious issues.
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    (Original post by Jetboy)
    I don't care if you're offended, no one owes you an opinion that fits in with your world view. This pandering to people's discomfort with offense has led to polarised conversations on subjects people haven't even bothered to educate themselves in.

    If I can work out your opinion on climate change from your foreign policy positions, you are a robot.


    Absolutely. If most of your views are entirely predictable after just hearing one or two, then the overwhelming chances are that you are a moron.
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    Reading your post really made me crave some chicken katsu curry. But yes you're right, people have become very precious and are offended by anything these days
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    In my experience, people that identify as having "left-wing" views are more likely to have a bigger problem being around folks who don't share their views. There's almost an obsession to shame and label such people who have views that don't "fit". Invariably any kind of opposing opinion quickly gets shutdown with "you're something-phobic, racist, sexist, misogynistic, etc". There isn't even a discussion anymore or an attempt to explore the nuances.
    And it seems to be happening everywhere - on the web, television and radio.
 
 
 
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