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    Default *Spin Off* Do you get offended over what people on the internet say to you?

    When Hubbers make a general statement, why do some people take it to heart and think the Hubber is having a go at them?

    *please note, I'm not talking personal attacks*

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    nah I try to keep openminded most of the time

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    I once had 5 pages of people calling the most disgusting names under the sun, because I refuse to be called a feminist. Another time i had a several members tell me that I was *insert horrible names that are holding all women back into the dark ages* because I plan on always being a SAHM.

    Do I care N0.

    Do I let it change my belief's Hell No.

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    I made a general statement the other day which a particular hubber took heart against - but she was well within her rights. My general broad statement failed to take into account many situations and when the hubber read it into her situation (which I wasn't referring to but can see how it could easily have been inferred - well to be honest what I wrote was insulting, incorrect and well just not nice to have said). Thankfully we cleared the air - but yep I can see how people can get offended and how things said can be offensive.

    Take the current 'bogan' threads where people are writing what may or may not be bogan. If you find the term bogan offensive, and someone writes something that describes you, your lifestyle or attributes, but you don't think your bogan or think the term is offensive - well yeah you probably are going to be offended.

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    Sometimes I guess.

    If people say, "Fat people are this and that and the other," or "Homebirthers obviously don't care about the lives of their children," then I get angry. Well, I guess not offended as such... more angry and like I have an urge to tell them how wrong they are. lol.

    But if someone says, "Anyone who wears red lipstick is loose," or something... meh. I'd just laugh at their stupidity.

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    I find that it's best to not let anything you read on the Internet bother you. Sometimes posters have just failed to see how their comment could offend. Some don't care. Some just don't know how to word things. Depends on what was said though, and if it is personal vs broad? I don't think I make any sense atm lol


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    I did not that long ago when someone made what I considered to be a really insensitive comment about BF issues. I had problems with BF, so while they were able to get past their issues, a lot of people like myself aren't and I didn't appreciated the way their comment was worded, so said so.

    But at the end of the day, meh. It's the internet. It's just a forum. Am I going to let a broad statement ruin my life? Nup.

    I think when people get offended by a broad statement, it's because it hits a nerve. I know the BFing one hit one with me, but I do think that some of the things people get offended by are a bit silly really.

    I also find it a bit funny when people do a post but then don't like the responses they get and get offended. You either want people's opinions or you don't! If you don't, then don't post! If you do, then you need to be able to take it on board if people don't agree with you.

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    Depends what was said and who said it.

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    Nah, I couldn't give less of a fvck if I tried

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    Well I guess the psychology behind it is that we, on this forum are mostly bored SAHM or frustrated single mothers, we dont get out much so we thrive on any little bit of drama we can come up with. I've seen so many posts picked apart word for word on here just because one person found offense to part of one of the sentences in the post. Its ridiculous, but entertaining at the same time.

    *disclaimer I do not think ALL SAHM are bored*
    *disclaimer(mark 2) I do not think all single mums are frustrated.*


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