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Fri 04/11/05 at 22:20
"& remove your pants"
Posts: 30
I am just wondering if any of you guys has an prejudice but don't quite know why. I hate farmers but I don't why so I was want to know if you have this kind of prejudice.
Thu 10/11/05 at 21:46
Regular
"gsybe you!"
Posts: 18,825
WkieeMn wrote:
> Everybody has a prejudice of some kind, even if they don't like to
> admit it.
>
> Everybody has some kind of person they don't like, whether that's
> because they're black, brown, white, oriental, olive-skinned, male,
> female, or because they're northerners, southerners, speak a
> different language or because of their background or beliefs.
>
> We all hate somebody for some reason, but some prejudices are deemed
> more acceptable than others. You can try it for yourself. Make a
> post using the 'n' or 'p' words - not specifically here, but on any
> forum - and it'll be deleted and/or you'll get flamed, possibly
> banned. And so you should. Yet make that same post again,
> substituting in 'gyppo', 'pikey' or 'chav', and the chances are it
> will remain untouched, with a large number of people agreeing with
> you.


For once I agree with you. It's not always what you don't like, more what you're unused to.
Wed 09/11/05 at 20:09
Regular
"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
Strafio wrote:
> So what's this Billox?

The inability to use the slang word for male testes beginning with b on this site with it's draconian swear filter. :D
Wed 09/11/05 at 20:05
Regular
Posts: 9,848
Billox? [URL]http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Billox[/URL]

Angsty? Maybe it sounds like I'm getting all wound up about it.
All I'm doing is talking about something I've noticed that gets my goat a little. Sometimes I feel uncomfortable around certain people because some sort of "phobia" but c'est la vie. :-)

I was more sort of putting up discussion, mean people have been saying that they've got their own prejudices and the like. Not meaning to sound like I feel sorry for myself or anything.

So what's this Billox?
Wed 09/11/05 at 19:46
Regular
"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
Strafio wrote:
> No. Mum and Dad thought I might at some point, but the symptoms
> weren't really strong, which is why I said "slight" and
> used "character" instead of "nature".

You should have said "Billox"

Sounds like angsty anst to me.
Wed 09/11/05 at 19:30
Regular
Posts: 9,848
No. Mum and Dad thought I might at some point, but the symptoms weren't really strong, which is why I said "slight" and used "character" instead of "nature".
Wed 09/11/05 at 19:18
Regular
"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
Strafio wrote:
> I've likely got a
> trace of autism in my character so I'd imagine that's part of it.

Have you been diagnosed with it?
Wed 09/11/05 at 19:12
"& remove your pants"
Posts: 30
Probably because you are gay.
Wed 09/11/05 at 19:05
Regular
"It's so,so cold"
Posts: 386
Smedlos wrote:
> Strafio wrote:
>
> My problem is that I know it's retarded and can't be justified, but
> it's kind of ingrained into my "instincts".
>
> It's probably about upbringing as well - if you're around people who
> are prejudice as you grow up you're more likely to have those
> prejudices as well. Even when you're an adult you know it's wrong but
> for some reason you can't shrug it off and it's always in your
> subconscious.

It is not like that in some cases. Both my parents are very homophobic yet I am not. I don't have anything against homosexual people at all yet my parents keep telling me that it is a wrong way to live.
Wed 09/11/05 at 16:11
Regular
"Arf. Arf. Arf. Arf."
Posts: 361
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

I teh love that book.
Wed 09/11/05 at 15:18
Regular
Posts: 9,848
Black Glove wrote:
> As Wookieemonster said, we all have some prejudices. All we can do is
> ask ourselves why, think about them, try to minimize them or resolve
> them - not let them harden into something that influences our minds
> in an extreme way. Granted this is difficult, especially when some
> prejudices seem (as you say) "ingrained in our instincts".

Yeah. I'll break them. It's just going to be slow and awkward. :-)
These phobias and my laziness (perhaps some kind of work-phobia) seem to be the only things between me and my ideal life. When those are my only problems and I guess I can be grateful for how good life has been so me. :-)

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