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Show Of Hands August 9th, 2016 7:49pm

Is calling someone "crazy" demeaning to individuals with mental illness?

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Shiggybythebay Proud Bay Area Native
08/12/16 8:13 am

Not if they are crazy. Some people need help.

MyRedSkirt Cali
08/10/16 7:50 pm

I have OCD & ADD. I'm medicated & regularly see a doctor. Aside from those things, I am "crazy". My personality is a bit eccentric. My teens call me crazy & I don't get offended.

08/10/16 5:14 pm

It used to have a connotation that was directly associated with mental illness. Nowadays, it just means something is ridiculous. Social justice warriors don't understand the concept of language evolving. Or geometry, but that's another story.

jvc1133 61535
08/10/16 12:34 pm

Dkdc, PC 🐂💩

jchristianreed South Carolina
08/10/16 11:14 am

You'd have to be nuts to vote "yes"!

ctskapski x
08/10/16 11:09 am

No, it's just a colloquialism. I'm gay, I don't get offended when people call something undesirable gay. Either because I understand how language works, or I'm just incredibly desensitized. (Probably the former)

Abzzer Michigan
08/10/16 10:50 am

Crazy can mean a lot of things. You can call someone crazy for a little a large act. A example for a small act is lying to someone. A large act is a crime such as murder or injuring someone.

madconservative President Trump
08/10/16 8:38 am

I'm surprised liberals have t branded it hate speech yet

FancyNapalm Psychosis Circle
08/11/16 5:40 pm

Oh , but they have! There are a few colleges out there who have banned the term "crazy" because it's "offensive" to those suffering from mental illness. In stead of "crazy," you're supposed to say "ableist slur." For example: "Man, you're freakin' ableist slur!!"
Smith College in MA was the first college to provide a new "dictionary" of acceptable words to its incoming freshWOMYN class. Now, the University of New Hampshire, all CA state schools , UMass , & Dartmouth are a few schools that come to mind that also provide the incoming freshman with a "PC dictionary."

phalnx Ohio
08/10/16 6:44 am

I call my autistic son crazy all the time. 'C'mere, you crazy boy!' . Doesn't seem offended in the least. It's all in how it's said.

kirilyn College Town
08/10/16 6:29 am

Crazy doesn't have a negative connotation. And, people with mental illness are more accepted in society.

CutCopy Wedding
08/10/16 2:24 am

Liberals would say yes though lol

kirilyn College Town
08/10/16 6:27 am

But, the majority didn't.

polarized Tennessee
08/10/16 9:06 am

Kirilyn, you can't use emperical data and statistics to prove a point to a neo-con.

CutCopy Wedding
08/10/16 2:24 am

I have a OCD, my girlfriend calls me crazy all the time but it doesn't affect me lol

CutCopy Wedding
08/10/16 2:25 am

I'm diagnosed with OCD btw, so I'm not one of those "I'm a little OCD" b***es lol

08/09/16 11:02 pm

Yep...mental illness is going to be the new offensive thing liberals can cry about now. Soon we will be emptying out the prisons onto our streets.

Nationalist Defend Liberty
08/09/16 9:09 pm

Stop with all of these stupid PC euphemisms. If someone acts absurd and unreasonable, it is perfectly fine to call them "crazy". We should search for treatments rather than accommodate someone's illness and accept it as normal behavior.

NotTooSerious Ohio
08/09/16 7:59 pm

Only PC libtards would say yes.

chrism75 Dixie
08/09/16 7:12 pm

We don't call people with mental illness crazy.

08/09/16 11:03 pm

I call them skittzies....

08/09/16 11:03 pm

I just made a libtard cry.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
08/09/16 7:10 pm

I don't think so, but I know people who think so...😏🙄😜

08/09/16 7:06 pm

If anything, asking this question is degrading for people with mental illness. Just because you have a mental illness that doesn't make you crazy, and trust me there are plenty of crazy people without a mental illness

08/09/16 5:51 pm

The level this PC thing has gotten to us so retarded.

brinrawson Knoxville and DC
08/09/16 9:21 pm

This isn't a sentence.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
08/10/16 10:30 am

Guess it hit him harder than everyone else.

08/11/16 10:19 pm

*is autocorrect, geez ;)

brinrawson Knoxville and DC
08/12/16 5:11 am

Ohhhh sorry. I seriously read that about five times and could not figure out what you meant.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
08/09/16 5:39 pm

If the "Crazy Hat" fits own it !🕵🏼

Volt Florida
08/09/16 5:13 pm

It’s not like they could tell lol

08/09/16 5:07 pm

It's been going on for years. What's with this generation and being ultra PC and not wanting to "offend anyone"? That's how you lose a country. You vote for the most PC candidate and the smarter one falls to the wayside.

08/09/16 5:06 pm

My sis in law has Down syndrome and we call her crazy all the time. She's a goof!

08/09/16 5:00 pm


WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
08/09/16 4:32 pm

Do you guys complaining about "SJW's" seriously not notice that NOBODY is arguing with you? There's so much energy being spent here railing against imaginary statements that no one has made.

MJSeals Esq.
08/09/16 4:33 pm

Says the SJW who's just butt hurt their argument isn't going to be entertained?

Obsideon Orbiting Earth
08/09/16 5:04 pm

You will find all the SJWs in their safe space (aka tumblr). This app is a more right leaning community anyway

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
08/09/16 6:33 pm

Lmao, I voted "no". Look up and it's more of the same... But keep patting yourselves on the back for winning a nonexistent argument.

MJSeals Esq.
08/09/16 4:31 pm

Stop trying to make SOH like Reddit, We're not.

These questions are starting to get dumb.

xxxceo Nationalist
08/09/16 3:41 pm

Crazy SJWs, man up.

Phillip474929 pennsylvania
08/09/16 3:37 pm

Social justice warriors hopping on the yes train.

MJSeals Esq.
08/09/16 4:32 pm

Re - tardo, tardare - it's all just Latin.

Loxx I Love Foxes
08/09/16 2:52 pm

Depends. Do they actually have some mental illness?

trav Instagram, travisdover
08/09/16 2:41 pm

You don't call someone with a mental illness "crazy." Why would anyone do that?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/09/16 2:42 pm

I dunno, that's crazy

Teakeh A Happy Nihilist
08/09/16 3:20 pm

If they were acting crazy I would.

ItsAMeABree probably at a piano
08/09/16 2:24 pm

Jesus Christ, this PC bullshit has gone way too far

08/09/16 2:22 pm

Just like calling a male and not or any of the 58 gender types listed by ABC news is insulting to SJW's. Here is the list -talk about CRAZY.
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Male to Female
Trans Female
Trans* Female
Trans Male
Trans* Male
Trans Man
Trans* Man
Trans Person
Trans* Person
Trans Woman
Trans* Woman
Transgender Female
Transgender Male
Transgender Man
Transgender Person
Transgender Woman
Transsexual Female
Transsexual Male
Transsexual Man
Transsexual Person
Transsexual Woman

08/09/16 2:25 pm

Notice no mention of Male or FEMALE only on the list.
Talk about CRAZY.
SJW'S rejoice - the gender cops are on the case.

MJSeals Esq.
08/09/16 4:29 pm

I though you were limited to 20 lines of text...

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/09/16 9:50 pm

Male and female are on the list. That's what the "cis" prefix means.

08/09/16 10:01 pm

What is Cis and Cisgender mean then? No preference? No clue? Confused? Half and half?

SJW'S rejoice but get ready ti retreat to your safe space as I feel a micro aggression coming on....
This 58 gender stuff is CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY and anyone that believes it is crazy too.

Come on out now SJW snowflakes, the micro aggression is over.

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/09/16 10:36 pm

There's no micro aggression. You didn't see "male" and "female." I said they were there. Cisgender just means like you're not transgender or transsexual.

08/10/16 5:03 am

I find it highly offensive I have to be cis-male, instead of just male. ARGH MY head might blow off .... sarcasm

08/10/16 7:08 am

Cismale means I am not trans gender? Why do I need a qualifier before male? Who in their right mind would ever think these categories help these people with mental health issues? It only perpetuates their illness and yes -it is considered a mental health issue by the vast majority of experts in the field. You do not mutilate yourself without it being a mental health issue. Not sexuality-not who you are attracted to, not being gay but by pretending to be something you physically are not and saying you feel traped in a different body and want to have surgery is definitely a mental health issue.
Just like someone thought they were a bear trapped in a human body or a vampire or a gargoyle.
Crazy is as crazy does.

08/10/16 7:26 am

All this stuff is pure poppy-cok. When did male female become not enough. You only can b born two ways. With an XX or XY chromosome. Only 2

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/10/16 7:26 am

You don't *need* the qualifier before male, just like trans men don't need the qualifier for them to be called men. But it can be useful in this context in order to clarify between a cismale and a trans male.

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/10/16 7:27 am

Actually I know a guy with two X chromosomes one Y.

08/10/16 10:39 am

Then u r not, by definition, male.

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/10/16 11:44 am

The guy I know identifies as intersex. I was just responding to your claim about everyone having one X and one Y, or having two Xs.

ladyniner81 I hate people
08/10/16 11:46 am

I have to Google some of these. I am retarded lol

08/10/16 2:23 pm

What the heck is Intersex? Can I make up a gender and identify by it?
I now identify as a unicorn. It means male but not currently having a sex change surgery, hormone therapy or other therapy. But I do feel I am unicorn so please address me as nacho-unicorn.

Thanks for respecting my safe space.

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/10/16 2:52 pm

I just explained what intersex is. The guy I know has two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome.

08/10/16 2:54 pm

By accepting the definitions you are qualifying and enabling. Nothing more and nothing less.
I am a unicorn -can you support that?

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/10/16 2:56 pm

There's nothing wrong with being tolerant of people who are different. I do not respect you being a unicorn because it's complete bullshit and you're just trying to disrespect a legitimate social movement.

08/10/16 2:59 pm

Nacho. U rock. I identify as a platypus. U better call me as such or i will get ACLU and sue

MJSeals Esq.
08/10/16 2:59 pm

You didn't take biology did you? XXY chromosomes is not "intersex" it's called Klinefelter syndrome, which is a serious medical condition.

You are making things up not being "tolerant"

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/10/16 3:01 pm

Well, he calls himself intersex.

MJSeals Esq.
08/10/16 3:04 pm

Well he should go to a doctor and get himself tested because it has been correlated to lower life expectancy and depending on age/estrogen/testosterone levels can cause some serious problems.

Sitting back and letting someone think they are "intersexual" and do nothing about it because you want to be "tolerant" can literally cost your friend his life.

Facts > feelings.

08/10/16 3:11 pm

So he can call himself intersex but I can't call myself a unicorn. What's the difference - neither are listed in any medical texts or anywhere but progressive SJW lists as a gender.
Perhaps the progressive legitimate social movement has not caught up to my progressiveness yet. Who are you to judge?
Maybe one day unicorn will be accepted as a gender and you do not respect me and cause me pain by telling me any different.
How is that not the same argument for 58 genders?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/09/16 2:10 pm

It's demeaning to white teenager SJWs who like controlling speech. They are CRAZY

rambo088 kansas
08/09/16 2:11 pm

Someone with mild depression is crazy?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/09/16 2:13 pm

Is that what's afflicting SJWs? Mild depression?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/09/16 2:06 pm

I don't think so, for the simple reason that the word "crazy" is (in this case specifically) an accurate descriptor, not a professional diagnosis.

bower8899 ...
08/09/16 1:39 pm

As someone with mental illness, it's not

crazyjane New Jersey
08/09/16 1:33 pm

Usually no, if used casually and jokingly

cyanospool The Deep North
08/09/16 1:33 pm

No, because 99% of the time, that's not the intent. Just like "retarded" or "gay". I'd say it's kind of rude when you're using it specifically to insult someone who does have a mental illness. That's kind of like yelling "you're retarded!" at a retarded person. It's unnecessary and obviously meant to hurt someone for something out of their control. But again, 99% of the time, that's not how people are using it, so I don't see a problem with it.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
08/09/16 1:26 pm

For the sake of all holy sensitivities, BAN THIS IMMEDIATELY!:


BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
08/09/16 7:14 pm

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alval California
08/09/16 1:10 pm

Yes; if they have a mental disorder, they are ill and need help. If a person does not have a mental disorder but does stupid shhhhuff, that is crazy! Haha!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/09/16 1:29 pm

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