Some what controversial, so beware ...and something that has been on my mind for a while... I actually want to talk about two things that are quite interlinked.
What is okay to joke about? Are there things you see as off limits? do you believe joking about something ' e.g death, murder, drugs, rape, homosexuality, gender, religion, historical events etc' is good or bad?
Do you believe jokes supply relief, help soften attached stigmas and make issue easier to talk about? or do you believe they minimize the issue and do more damage than good? 'e.g referring a girl as a 'bitch', simply because she is a girl, implying someone getting beaten at something is getting 'gang raped', using the word 'gay' to describe unpleasantness or someone being an idiot/lame.
I myself joke about everything, there is little I won't joke about but I am sensitive to whom I tell these jokes too, usually close friends or people I know won't be offended by them. (obviously there are some topics I consider worse and others I consider minor and would joke about in public.)
How do you feel about it? should people be more sensitive/politically correct, or should people toughen up and stop taking everything so seriously?
That brings me to another topic? No matter what you do/say, there will always be someone somewhere who will be offended...this is just a fact of life. So tell me what is the strangest thing that someone has become offended by? whether you have witnessed it or have heard about it from someone else?
I remember someone getting offended by a conversation me and my friends where having ( can't quite remember what it was about? but I think it was just talking about stuff on the weekend and fanfiction or something? not sure), and being promptly and quite heatedly interrupted by a girl telling us" to stop talking about complete shit, you guys always talk about complete shit"? Just note, this was a personal conversation between me and a bunch of friend not involving this person at all...who later went on to talk to her group of friends about having orgasms while giving birth and about how sexually arousing Edward Cullen is... ( I am not making this up I promise!) ...
Asides from that, someone got offended at me to the point of it becoming physically violent because I told them "horse meat is actually edible"
(Speaking of political correctness...NZ is awful when it comes to this! I heard while I was back in school that the nursery rhyme 'bah bah black sheep' in primary schools and kindergartens was banned and now they have to say 'bah bah rainbow sheep' because the other version apparently promotes racism?... Also a garbage man is referred to as a sanitation engineer and these are only the examples I can pull of the top of my head at the moment. (please share if you know of any from your area/country)
If you have opinions on either/both of these matters feel free to share them.