I have no fear of death, only of the affect my death may have on my children/loved ones.
She looks like she would be a beautiful young woman underneath all that filth. It's sad, really.
Hmm... happiness? Unless you meant material objects, that is
Most of you will understand when you're older. If you praise your kid for everything they do, they have nothing to work towards, and they'll be in for a real shocker when they eventually outgrow happy-smiley-kid world and are forced to move out and get a job. Always being your kid's best friend may make you feel like a good parent, but in reality that isn't your job. Giving them a pat on the back every time they screw up isn't preparing them for the real world.
Well, then for me it was the most wonderful mistake I've ever made.
Since I have a job and kids to take care of and don't have time to continuously argue with an insensitive moron on the internet all day, I'll make this short and only respond to you're italics. That way it will be easier for you to read, too!
The minority is not telling you what to do. We are simply asking you, person to person, to speak mindfully and respectfully, because you should. It's the decent thing to do. We aren't forcing you. Clearly that request is too much of a burden for you to agree, so there is nothing left to debate. I'm not telling you that you can't be rude, I'm pointing out the heartbreaking affect it has on other human beings. Your response is that you don't care, and everyone who is hurt by your insensitive words should get over it. Okay. That's it, we're done here. Go speak as you wish.
"Straight people aren't offended if someone said He's so straight or This game is straight, I keep dying!"
That is because nobody uses that as an expression. Calling something gay when you mean bad/stupid is ridiculously common; I've personally never heard "that's so blonde/straight/black". It's always "gay", and that's because too many people subconciously associate homosexuality with something to be avoided. For example, if a [straight] boy called another [straight] boy gay, he would most likely be insulted and instantly defend his heterosexuality. He does not want to be "accused" of being gay, since it is viewed so negatively. Because of this, "gay" has become the go-to word when describing something as being bad. Nobody would say "that's so blonde" because blonde isn't considered bad. Just curious, how do you know that the majority of the gay community isn't bothered by the word "gay" being misused as a synonym for dumb? Are there any statistics to prove this? Even if there are, some people are hurt by it. What's more important, your need to speak offensive language around others or someone comitting suicide because of all the hateful words they constantly hear?
Ok, I think I see where the problem lies here. I'm not talking about people using a descriptive, obvious word. After all, if you go up to someone who is homosexual and say "You're gay" I doubt they would care; it's not like it is an insult. However, when teenagers complain that it's "so gay" that they aren't allowed to go to a party, it becomes offensive. The word gay is being used as a synonym for stupid/bad, and that isn't right.
First of all, no one is trying to take away your rights here. The post says "Gay" shouldn't be used as a derogatory term" , not "It should be illegal to use the word gay as a derogatory term". No one is telling you that you are not allowed to say hurtful and demeaning things without any disregard for anyone other than yourself; if that's the way you want to live your life, so be it. I'm simply pointing out that while words may not bother you, not everyone on this planet is as cool and tough as you are, and sometimes people do get hurt by what they hear other people saying. But no, you're right; all of the gay kids committing suicide should just grow a thicker skin. I find it so sad that in today's society, asking someone to speak with just a small amount of courtesy for those around them is asking too much. It should be a given. Just because you can say something rude and disrespectful, doesn't mean you should.
This isn't about suppression of free speech; it's about ignorant misuse of the English language and the resulting propagation of bigotry. Anyone who thinks that this kind of attitude is okay, and that anyone who is offended is in some way less strong, then you have clearly never been on the receiving end of hate speech or violence. Homophobia is a serious issue in our society, and is made worse by idiots who don't realize what their words actually mean.
I was referring to the comment
I think that "No victim, no crime" is too vague of a statement to be completely agreed upon, but for the most part I'd say yes. The law is supposed to protect us (although it's obviously more complicated than that), but police shutting down a little kid's lemonade stand or people being fined for their grass being an inch too long is just ridiculous.
Ah, now I see what you're saying. I agree.
People want a baby that will one day grow into a teenager, and then an adult. It would be exhausting if they stayed babies forever.
Hmm, you have a valid point there, but this argument is classic and has been debated in many other ways, not just on amirite? and the results will always be inconclusive. In my opinion, girls usually win because of the argument that periods last for days and occur regularly, while getting kicked may happen once every few years, if at all. But we will never know for sure... Just my opinion, though.