Posted by gardenergirl on August 2, 2006, at 23:00:23
In reply to Re: question » gardenergirl, posted by Jakeman on July 28, 2006, at 22:27:46
> I don't have time to search for all the numerous examples but I remember this one person who told a r*dneck joke. ... This person got blocked or PBC'ed.
That term has been used as a negative sterotype towards a specific segment of the population. Is it possible that someone from rural areas of the country or from the lifestyle or culture that term applies to might not appreciate the joke? Is it possible that others might feel offended by jokes that could perpetuate negative stereotypes?
> No one said they were offended, but several posted their opposition to the block.
You can't prove a negative, though.
> My main point is that we need to lighten up.
That's one way to look at it. Although as one of the 15-20 percent of the population who are highly sensitive, it's not the right approach for me.