Hey Scarleteen Staff
I'm going to try to make this post really cheery so I don't come off like a raging person... but I do have a small discontented rant if you don't mind.
Could we cut out the Canadian bashing on the boards? Perhaps bashing is too strong of a word... but at least once a month I encounter something on the boards at least mildly derogatory or stereotyped of my nationality.
Furthermore, I do not blame ANYONE at scarleteen for this, because I know that typically (not always though) these comments are made by newcommers, or uninformed individuals...
What bothers me is that it never gets corrected. When other nationalities or any other politically incorrect statement are used derogatorily usually one of the operators will correct the individual...
Above are a few instances as such... I know they are meant to be light-hearted, and comical, and by no means harmful, but it's bothersome to be surfing the boards and be slapped with a sterotype when all I am trying to do is become more informed about safer sex. And that should have NOTHING to do with what country I am from.
I'm not aganist light-hearted Canadian Jokes, I mean some of them are really amusing, I just don't think the safer sex boards are the place for them. Ya know?
And by the way, I really do appreciate everything you people at scarleteen do. Means the world to me.
I hope I didn't come off *itchy, just wanted to state my piece.
Regardless I love you guys
[This message has been edited by sillygirl182 (edited 11-26-2003).]