Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Why So Sensitive?
Instead, here is a rant about people being whiney bitches.
Of course we should be mindful of other people's feelings, but how come society as a whole has to be so god damned sensitive to anything that anyone says?
Someone in the US Consulate in India made a remark that "smacked of racism." I'm going to throw the bullshit flag on this one. The woman was recounting a 72 hour train ride to some college students, and she said that "after 72 hours, my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians."
Sure, a retard might take that to sound racist, but lets examine the logic of the statement. The woman who said this is white, so in order for her skin to become dark like the Tamilians, it would have to become dirty. Since she was on the train ride for 72 hours, and since the conditions were likely pretty dirty themselves, it makes sense that her skin would have been darkened a little bit.
But of course, people took offense to it, and now she has to apologize. And of course being offensive wasn't her intention, but that doesn't matter. All that matters is that some asshats took what she said out of context.
This might not be a big deal to some people, but for people like me it's pretty fucking grating on my nerves. Although America is a guilt culture, in my head I'm living in a shame culture. So for me, public affronts to my character actually mean something. I try not to do things that are legal yet unethical, because I don't want to live with the shame.
So can we, as a society, please stop crying and fucking whining about everything that everyone says? That would make my life a lot easier, and my blog a lot more readable.