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I'm Offended

Sometimes, the words "I'm offended" are used or thought when they should be, but they are often used to control ideas or intimidate people who think differently.


Sometimes, the younger generations do say “I’m offended” or even just think it because of a genuine sensitivity to the needs of people who are treated with bias.

Many have noticed that the words “I’m offended” are used quite often in modern society. Noticing that these words have been overused, some people have suggested that the younger generations shouldn’t be as sensitive. Although people who have suggested this remedy have been only trying to fix a real problem, it has not pulled up the problem by the roots.


Although the words “I’m offended” are sometimes used when they should be, which can include applications where people are seen being treated unfairly, the words are often used in modern society to control ideas by intimidating people who think differently. For example, these words have been directed against Christians for simply mentioning that they believe in God in a public place.


The real problem tends not to be that the people who frequently use the words "I'm offended" are too sensitive because they do not seem to care about embarrassing and intimidating people who want to talk about legitimate, pro-equality opinions. Sometimes, the younger generations do say “I’m offended” or even just think it because of a genuine sensitivity to the needs of people who are treated with bias. However, the real problem today is that the words are often used in an insensitive way to intimidate people who are different or to control ideas.







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