Breaking the Code

BEWARE THE RANT:  I’m not going to lie. It really bothers me when people break the code. Which code you might wonder? Well, there are many. But the code I have in mind is the one where you don’t trash your own gender, race, religion, etc. You know, the one that should be common sense! I recently saw a post on Facebook by someone I know. She had apparently watched some show and didn’t like the way the female character was behaving and referred to her using a very derogatory word. One I will not repeat, but most people who know me, know that I do not like this word. Of all the adjectives in this universe, why would someone pick this one? I just don’t get it. My feeling is that using any words like that perpetuate stereotypes and perceptions. Mostly the negative ones. Now I know she didn’t like what she saw and reacted in a way she felt was appropriate, but was it really appropriate to put that word up on social media for all the world to see? Sheesh, when in doubt, think twice. What is your rant?



7 thoughts on “Breaking the Code

  1. Yeah, lyn: I know exactly what word you’re referring to.
    I have a similar issue with that one.
    It’s the lowest of the low, and I really dislike that people try to play it off as no big deal.
    I refuse to desensitize this word, and have been known to give people grief for using it.

  2. I totally agree. My rant is this: I attended the All Stars Game at Citi Field. It upsets me when overly exuberant fans cheer an injury of a player of the opposing team. Come on. It’s a game. No one should get pleasure from another’s pain.

  3. Oh, I could have a field day ranting but as far as breaking the code, I get incensed when people make fun of their own religions. There’s a world full of people waiting to play into those stereotypes, why add fuel to their fire?

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