I still find this hard to understand, let's use the animal rights example. I too am big on this. One example I'm passionate about is palm oil and the threat it's use and subsequent need for more plantations has on orangutans. Sure not everyone cares as much as me, but am I going to stop talking about it, posting articles on Facebook etc. because everyone else might not care like I do? No, because the only way to get people to care and want to help is to continue to challenge them and educate them on why it is an important issue.
If we want to see a change in the attitudes towards marriage equality and homosexuals and therefore a change in policy then we need to continue to challenge those who believe it is not 'right' or 'normal.' Challenging opinions or views will be and has been what brings change.
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11-09-2013 20:26 #251-
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11-09-2013 20:40 #254
Someone gives an opinion which the majority disagrees with and is often offensive/bigoted etc
Members disagree politely and say why
The person making the post then throws a tanty saying "youse are all mean", "this forum is so mean" "no one can have a differing opinion without being slammed". "Youse are all bullies".
Said member then leaves the thread with the sulks and every other thread for the next month with any active discussion repeats the above.
The irony is that just as that person has a right to an opinion on the forum, others equally have the right to disagree with them. Some join to be in a DIG and post in fluff threads (which is completely fine), others join for ttc support. Some like the forum to stretch their brain muscles and debate.
The way I see it, people have two choices. They either don't want anyone to disagree with them, so stay out of the contentious threads... or they accept people may well just disagree and contribute. Bc what I see is a vocal minority that make cringe worthy comments, then call bully the moment anyone dares disagree.
It's tiresome tbh.
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11-09-2013 20:43 #255
11-09-2013 20:43 #256
Ive been in so many threads over the years where I was one of only a few people with a different opinion.
I have been personally attacked, told I must be fat and ugly, that my husband would leave me etc.
This is a good debate, people disagreeing, putting their opinions forward, not attacking.
11-09-2013 20:45 #257Senior Member
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I am all for it. Who am I to tell someone they can't get married? Why shouldn't they be allowed? They should have same rights.
11-09-2013 20:56 #258
I'm not saying people have a right to be mean to each other. But I feel like the forum has become the "babysitters club" where everyone has to hug and agree and only offer positive feedback even if someone is clearly in the wrong. Anything beyond that and people say the forum is mean and unsupportive.
11-09-2013 21:03 #259
I am raising my children in a manner where heterosexuality is not assumed. They are being raised in a manner where they understand that they might love a man or a woman, regardless of what their own sex is. I am raising them so that they won't ever feel the need to 'come out' because who they love will never be cause for shame.
I am helping to raise the next generation of adults who will hopefully see no great divide between heterosexuals and homosexuals. Everyone will be accepted and treated equally, in all aspects, no matter who they fall in love it.
I find it incredibly sad and disheartening that I am in a minority on this
11-09-2013 21:03 #260
Those were the days.
Some of the people from those days that I had such strong clashes with are on my FB now.
However I do love free hugs, but I can't tiptoe around a subject I'm passionate about.
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