Response to 32 Things Jewish Girls Can’t Resist:
This reinforces the “Jewish American Princess” stereotype, which is rooted in the “Jewish people are greedy” stereotype, which has been used to systematically oppress Jewish people and justify genocide. Pretending that antisemitism isn’t a Thing doesn’t make it go away, and joking about stereotypes doesn’t make people stop believing them, it just teaches people that they’re funny and harmless. 0/10, Buzzfeed.
Response to 11 Phrases We All Really Need To Stop Using:
I mean honestly, it’s just common courtesy not to insult other people. I mean, socially constructed rules about etiquette are pervasive… we accept that it’s polite to say “please” and “thank you,” to take off our shoes when entering someone’s house, not to interrupt people, not to call random acquaintances at 4AM, etc. And so we avoid doing these things, not because the “PC police” are out to get us, but because we want other people to like us. And, in order for them to like us, we have to treat them with kindness and make them feel comfortable, even if it means that we have to make small changes to our daily routines. No one’s telling you that you should go to jail for calling someone a “retarded”, it’s just that people will think less of you because you said something that was rude and hurtful.