PT Is it a stretch to call the prequels some of the worst films ever made?

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  1. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    It's still a generalization- just as offensive to some women as a statement about the "more common traits" of some other societal group could be, to members of that group.

    If someone were to say "Greed is a common Scottish trait, if it wasn't there would be no prejudice against Scots" - it would be just as offensive.

    Replace "Scot" and "greed" with whatever group, and vice, you can think of.
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  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    So a large number of women want a man like those in romance stories, huh? A large number of us are airheads who can't see past physical appearance and stupid pick-up lines?

    You do realize that you have just made a stereotype as offensive as "Jews are cheap and have big noses"? Or are we both missing the other's offense because I'm not Jewish and you aren't a woman?
  3. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    I didn't say what Plinkett said. I never said "all" women, so isn't a generalization. And even that doesn't compare to the anti-semitic caricature that is Watto.
  4. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    "Most women" is still a generalization, and a disgusting one at that.
  5. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    One character. Who is nothing like other Toydarians in TCW- also from Lucasfilm.
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  6. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    I didn't say "most women" either, so don't misquote me
  7. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    "a large number" and "most" are completely different.
  8. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    "It's a fact that X is a more common trait among women"

    is as offensive as

    "It's a fact that X is a more common trait among (insert group here)"
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  9. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    I didn't say either of those things either.
  10. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Exactly.

    The only exception would be "having a uterus/ovaries/vagina is more common among women" or "having breasts is more common among women." Or "having facial hair or bulky muscles is less common among women."
  11. Chainmail_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Please don't misquote me and draw false conclusions based on those misquotes.
  12. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    "It's a fact that a large number of (people) desire (X)" If there weren't there would be no (badly behaved people)"

    Insert appropriate things and it should be more obvious how problematic the statement can become.
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  13. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Well, um, wow. I'd say this thread is now off the rails. Locking.
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