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    It makes me a little sad that people think that it is okay to make fun of someone because "They asked for it" Isnt that blaming the victim?


    I wont say I dont make fun of others, but I really try hard to just have fun with teasing the people I know. Like my MIL, she still wears 80's aerobics clothes to work out. We tease her a ton, but she knows we love her and she teases right back with me.
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    Are you seriously comparing this to rape? Because that's disgusting.

    eta: my friends and I know this woman. Her name is Corey. She loves to be looked at and she dresses accordingly. I don't see any part of that being a "victim" and it's really disturbing to me that you would associate language frequently associated with rape trials to this conversation. It diminishes actual victim scenarios and is really strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Are you seriously comparing this to rape? Because that's disgusting.

    eta: my friends and I know this woman. Her name is Corey. She loves to be looked at and she dresses accordingly. I don't see any part of that being a "victim" and it's really disturbing to me that you would associate language frequently associated with rape trials to this conversation. It diminishes actual victim scenarios and is really strange.
    Is rape the only area where people blame the victim? Nope. I am not equating this to rape, but I am equating it to cyber bullying. I have heard a lot of people justify cyber bullying by saying the victim was weird, or strange, or ****ty or gay or fat. I do not think any of those reasons are acceptable. I would be HORRIFIED if someone took a picture of one of my kids are sent it around to their friends so that the friends could make fun of them.
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    Well- dont have your adult children dressing like prostitutes at a family gym and running on treadmills and they should be safe. No promises, though.

    eta- I don't understand your analogy at all- because cyberbullying IS calling the victim those things- not justifying it due to those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Are you seriously comparing this to rape? Because that's disgusting.
    Wow. That's quite a leap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Wow. That's quite a leap.
    Brilliant debate point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Brilliant debate point
    Thank you.
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    I don't really think people 'ask for it' but when someone is extreme in some way or another its really hard for your brain not to have a natural reaction to that.

    I think its much better to release that feeling among your closest circle then it is to attempt to publicly hurt someone. Or open up the individual to a wider audience of ridicule.
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    Yeah. I would never put someone's picture on Facebook or distribute it widely. But it's human nature to have an opinion and a sense of humor. You're not actually hurting anyone if it's not public and they don't find out. I'm not sitting there with my kids teaching them that it's okay to make fun of the way people look. It's really not that dramatic.

    I have no real fashion sense at all so it's not like I am pointing out imperfections in others. But when I see someone making a very deliberate choice, one that clearly took much effort, and it's intended to attract attention, and it's ridiculous, I don't think it makes me an awful person to enjoy a laugh with a friend at their unknowing expense.

    Posting it on social media? Making fun of someone's weight? Not okay.
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