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Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

Common Ways Tourists Are Offensive in Foreign Countries

Thrillist | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Alliance/Shutterstock Traveling, in general, is an invitation to make mistakes. But when you visit other countries, those ...

In Defense of the Offensive

Matt Ott | Posted 03.02.2016 | Comedy
Matt Ott

Viewers, readers, consumers, friends, family and, yes, even myself sometimes, listen up. Breathe. Your anger and stress from being offended is destroying you from the inside. Why are we holding their offensive jokes to a higher level of scrutiny than the issues they're bringing to light?

Speak First, Think Later: Gilbert Arenas' Crude Jab at Suffering Flint

EBONY.com | Posted 01.29.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Former Washington Wizards superstar Gilbert Arenas is at it again and love it or not, he's transitioning smoothly into his new career as one of America's most hated Internet villains.

Get the Hell Over It

Heather Simpson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Heather Simpson

I was listening to the song "Shut Up and Dance" while driving and I felt uncomfortable all of a sudden. Because I actually know people that would be u...

Liberals Should Be Deeply Disturbed By Political Correctness Craze Sweeping College Campuses

The Good Men Project | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
The Good Men Project

This trend of catastrophization is so dangerous -- instead of spreading awareness of racial, gender and economic inequality, it shifts the focus toward policing speech and shaming perceived transgressors. As liberals, we need to remember is that this behavior violates two fundamental assumptions of our ideology.

17 WTF ‘Latino’ Costumes That’ll Make You Want To Scream

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.20.2015 | Latino Voices

If you think fake blood and maniacal clown masks are terrifying, wait until you see these costumes. Halloween is a time to show off your creativity ...

The Beauty Clause and The Culture of Offense

Melissa Sievers | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Melissa Sievers

The Beauty Clause's first initiative is aimed at bringing awareness and understanding to the different standards of beauty in cultures around the world and the social implications these standards have on the women effected by them on a daily basis.

A Remedial Class in Basic Decency for Chronic Offenders

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

It doesn't take a whole lot to be decent. The overwhelming majority of us were originally equipped with basic tools for humanity. Using those tools is simply a choice. In the end, decency requires nothing more than your willingness.

What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

6 Gestures That Will Accidentally Piss People Off Around The World

Thrillist | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Rather than chancing it next time you're abroad, here's a list of common gesticulations to avoid.

The Internet Exists To Offend You

Aussa Lorens | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Aussa Lorens

There is nothing worse than having other people's success rubbed in your face. That chick who went viral and has a book deal? She's probably banging someone at Random House. At least while you loathe her for her success you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that your moral superiority is vast.

Atlanta's Mo'Dest Volgare Serves the Most Offensive Holiday Drag Performance (NSFW VIDEO)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

At the season finale of Dragnificent, Atlanta's premier drag competition, I saw the most offensive number I believe exists. Celeste Holmes, host of Dragnificent, introduced the performer by telling the audience, "You are not prepared for this." Celeste was right.

I'm With Stupid: Jesus and Marijuana Chain of Offense

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.14.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Answer this question truthfully for me: Who's worse these days, people who say or write offensive stuff or the people who get really offended by it? Once upon a time, I imagine the obvious answer was the offenders, but with the way things are now, I honestly think the offended may have become the bigger problem.

No More Crazy Talk: Changing Usage of the C-Word

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 01.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chelsea Stephens

Because this word is so offensive when used to describe an individual with mental illness, I would encourage people to rethink the way they use it, and to never use it as an insult to someone suffering from mental illness.

Celebrity Reactions to the Ebola Epidemic: The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Celebrity
Nikki Gloudeman

As the Ebola epidemic rages on, health officials have gone into the trenches around the globe, putting their lives at risk to save those of others afflicted by the devastating virus. Yes, but... what do our beloved celebrities think of it all?

What Hazmat Suits, Ray Rice, and the Washington Redskins Have in Common With Human Trafficking

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Leading up to Halloween, there has been a surplus of offensive costumes floating around on the internet -- hazmats suits for Ebola, dressing up like members of ISIS, and making light of domestic violence by dressing up as former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice while holding a doll with a black eye.

Let Us Explicitly Tell You Why These Costumes Are Wrong. Because Ignorance Is Spooky

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact

It wouldn't be Halloween season without the following standard racist, sexist and offensive-all-around costumes. "But it's all in good fun!" you proba...

This May Be The Most Offensive Cartoon Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.17.2014 | TV

Thanks, Fox, for showing us what it would be like if the Easter Bunny was B-Rabbit from "8 Mile." Fox's Easter cartoon "The Easter Bunny's Coming,"...

Bounty Ad Is Super Offensive to Moms

Dana Mark | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Ads like this one try to shame us into thinking that everything we do should be a breeze if it makes our kids happy.

Here Are The Most Tasteless Mascots You'll See Outside Of A Redskins Game

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

The Washington Redskins may be the most notable sports team clinging to an offensive name, but they are hardly the only squad in America with a monike...

Rolling Stone, You Sickened Me Today

Salvador Litvak | Posted 09.17.2013 | Media
Salvador Litvak

What kind of country do we live in? Are we at war with terrorists or not? It's wonderful that we have a robust free press, and that no government ag...

Graphic, Anti-Muslim Ad Against Obama Airs In Battleground State

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

A gruesome, anti-Muslim television ad aired Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, insinuating that President Barack Obama is sympathetic to violent extremism i...

The Number One Block to Prosperity and How to Overcome It

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

This week, news reports covered a bizarre brawl among adults belonging to two wedding parties at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. One death res...

WHOOP WHOOP! JuggaloBook, Insane Clown Posse's Social Network, Is 'Filth'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.01.2012 | Weird News

Insane Clown Posse's new social network is a horny teenager's cough syrup-induced daymare. That's what Vice magazine is calling JuggaloBook, a Face...