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Do you perpetuate stereotypes by laughing at them? S/O

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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Is it ever okay to make fun of, or laugh at a child for his/her appearance? Is it ever okay to stereotype children?

Please, if your answer is yes be specific.

by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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xo.MommyW.xo
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM
No
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

 At a child??  Absolutely not.

SarahLizyB
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM
A child? No. As an adult? Depends.
turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on May. 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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 no, never.  Its the village mentality...that you build a childs self esteem, not knock it down.

Tanya93
by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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Is it okay?


No


Does it happen?


Completely.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I cannot think of an instance when it is ok.

punky3175
by on May. 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM
No it is not OK.
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chelsieb84
by on May. 6, 2012 at 8:02 PM
No it's never okay.
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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Of course it isn't okay.

I don't know what this post is about, meaning I'm not aware of what brought it about.  A little direction here people.  Please? lol

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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Hmmmmm I really think it depends on the context and situation.

Is this about a recently deleted thread, which depicted a little boy on a wrestling team?  If so, should the post really be about cute pictures of kids in light of the whole nature vs nurture debate?

I thought it was a cute picture, but wasn't aware of recents threads around here so may have missed the deeper context.

I don't think the intent of that picture was to perpetuate a stereotype, although it could certainly be seen that way by some.

I'll be honest, I thought it was a joke and took it as such.  It didn't hit any other bells or whistles for me.

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