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    I am an "intactivist" who is also very supportive of extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, homebirthing, the rights of asylum seekers, the rights of aboriginals, single parents and the LGBT community. Needless to say, I have come across A LOT of these situations Many from my in-laws...but the worst was a nasty gay comment from a friend at a party.

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    Oh and I have been in many situations where people have said quite derogatory comments about slim people in front of me, I suppose without realising that it can be just as offensive as putting someone down who is overweight and that i'm currently on a weight-gain diet...

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    Once I had my friend over at the same time my husband had his friend over. And his friend was going on and on and on (in a bad way) about people who are overweight. My poor beautiful friend was right there next to him and she has struggled with her weight for a long time and it's caused much distress to her in her life. I wanted to shake him and scream at him to shut-up but to make any comment at all or even bat an eyelid might have meant insulting my friend even more, (because it would be like saying "Please stop talking about overweight people in front of my overweight friend".)
    After they both left I had a word with my husband to pass onto his friend.
    And his friend wasn't trying to be mean, he's just really, really dense. Really dense.

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    Many a times I've been nearby and someone has said something about special needs kids being the r word or "spastics". When I was younger I would turn around and either push them or id go off my head. My friends were used to getting me away from situations where I was so mad I just wanted to rip them limb from limb.

    These days I'm much more peaceful about my disgust. Usually along the lines of "I have a family member with special needs, you didn't know fair enough. But you shouldn't speak like that full stop."

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    People say racist things about Aboriginal people in front of me all the time not realising my husband is Aboriginal. A lot of the time I am literally so gobsmacked that people still think like that that I can't even open my mouth.

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    My father is a member of a certain political party which people whinge about allllllllllllll the time, they are not a hate group, in fact, they do nothing but fight for the rights of ordinary people. People whinge to me about them all the time, if it comes up later "what does your dad do"..... Ohhhhhhhh lol. In fact, they have even been mentioned in this very thread!

    My friend from high school is aboriginal but has white skin. People always used to say racist things in front of him. Was horrible

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    My MIL has some views on only children that are offensive to me.

    In reflection that probably should be I. The first world problems thread.

    It's just that it does offend me - both because I am an only and because DD probably will be too.

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    My sisters f@$ktard boyfriend, commented on how all children should be breastfeed. In front of my other sister who had ALOT of trouble BF and just switched to FF.
    But he is just "one of those" types of people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ElectricPink~ View Post
    I have had people ranting about teen parents and single parents in front of me, completely oblivious to the fact that I was BOTH....then when I point that out, try to take it back by saying "Oh but not YOU...you're nothing like them". Stereotypes much?!
    I have had that happen SO many times. Huge rants about teen parents and me quietly piping up that I was in fact younger than whoever they are *****ing about. "OH! But not YOU! YOU aren't like THEM. You are wonderful." Um... thanks?

    But yes it happens to me a lot. I can't think of many examples off the top of my head but I feel like I am constantly sitting there nodding along while people are *****ing about something I do/believe in.

    ETA: I was so stumped about what I had said that needed censoring. B!tching I was saying
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    The ammount of people who use the word spastic, retard, or use the term "special, you know like the special school bus special" infront of me astounds me, insults amd offends me, and flat out gives me the sh1ts. Becuase its alwwwayssss said about someone who has done something wrong or stupid. Argh.


 

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