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We live in the 21st century where internet slang is taking over our world and often, we end up saying things we don’t realize are offensive. From commenting on someone’s physical features to judging them on their wedding plans, there are different types of comments people are casually making that need to stop. Cut ‘em all out now.
1. Why are you so gay?
Anytime someone says this, tell them, “Why are you so stupid?” Start taking offense when it comes to gender stereotypes, guys. It’s high-time we stopped it.
2. You’ve gained so much weight.
How is someone else’s weight anyone else’s problem, again? People making these statements – we’ll appreciate if you mind your own business.
3. Be a man.
We need to let go of associating males with strength and power. You don’t have to “be a man.” You just have to be yourself.
4. That’s retarded.
This is one common statement that people casually pass. Don’t equate this mental disease with something you find stupid. There are a thousand other words in the English language. Use them.
5. Stop being so sensitive.
Being sensitive is not a choice. Being sensitive is not bad. So stop telling people that they shouldn’t be sensitive.
6. Relax. Is it that time of the month?
Okay, who gives you the right to say THIS to a woman every time she’s paranoid? Who? Men who say that aren’t keepers.
7. Stop crying like a girl.
If only crying could be subjected to a gender… A man can cry. Period. We need to make our peace with it.
8. How can she raise good kids when she is working as well?
…and you are stupid by choice if you believe in this. A person’s decision to work or not is not a choice.
9. You look pretty for your age.
We need to stop saying things like these because honestly, what are we even trying to do – compliment the person or bash them? Ask yourself.
10. That’s too much cake.
Who needs that kind of negativity in their lives, right? If anyone ever points at your cake plate, tell them to take a hike.