Main Acceptable Targets Discussion

Collapse/Expand Topics

09:44:58 AM Jan 31st 2015
This trope really needs a Flamebait symbol on it.
02:47:45 AM Jun 20th 2012
Current second Paragraph beginning with "political correctness" comes off as too much of a grievance against quoted topic. I propose altering it (or downright replacing it) to emphasize the subjectivity and historicity that goes into what makes a 'proper' group to other and belittle. Without draining the humor from it, of course. At least, I hope those "powerful" minority groups described were meant to be something of a joke, like a Stonecutters Illuminati Protocols of the Elders of Zion kind of thing.
07:38:21 PM Jul 23rd 2011
. "The English, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders each persist in claiming that the other country has a tradition of sodomizing sheep, as well as overall national bigotry. There's no particular reason for this, other than thousands of years of wars"

Er, there were thousands of years of wars between English, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders?
09:38:17 PM Oct 5th 2011
No but the real unforunate thing is that this would be completely accurate if the example where "The English, Scotish, and Irish all claim the others have a tradition of sheep-fucking and bigotry" it would be very true to life.
01:21:28 PM May 25th 2011
I've noticed that many demographics, such as women and gay people, are both in the "Once Acceptable Targets" and other "Acceptable Targets" categories. Why?
10:54:09 PM Jan 20th 2014
Feminist dogma precludes admitting there's no patriarchy, which would be required to admit women aren't acceptable targets, while men are.
09:25:47 PM Dec 1st 2010
Should premature ejaculators be listed on here under "Acceptable Sexual Targets" or "Acceptable Hard-Luck Targets"? I haven't seen anything of the sort at all, and a search for the words produced nothing. This post may be a bit too early to do much good, since I'm still kind of new here, but I was just curious as to whether or not it should be listed at all.
04:01:56 PM Nov 1st 2010
Could there be some subgroup "Acceptable Fantasy Targets" or is that considered completely outside this trope's scope, as in "they don't need this trope, because they're not real"...

Like how never anyone bothers about blasting demons and the like...
03:57:32 AM Jan 21st 2014
That would probably fall under The Usual Adversaries and Always Chaotic Evil.
11:18:25 PM Oct 17th 2010
These pages are overflowing with natter and "real-life experiences," and proportionally fewer attributable examples.
11:50:47 PM Jun 18th 2010
Why aren't homosexuals and bisexuals in Acceptable Sexual Targets? They still are acceptable targets in most places in the world, especially in the more conservative leaning areas of the U.S.
03:40:00 AM Apr 14th 2010
Does the Ex-Gay Movement really belong in the "Acceptable Sexual Targets" article? Those people ARE self-deluded, closeted homosexual loons, so why shouldn't they be portrayed in media like that?
07:36:06 PM Jul 23rd 2011
"Those people ARE self-deluded, closeted homosexual loons, so why shouldn't they be portrayed in media like that? "

Who says? Are you claiming it is impossible to change one's sexual tastes or only impossible for gays?
09:34:43 PM Oct 5th 2011
Acceptable Targets does not mean that they are necessarily a victim of unfair prejudice, hell bastards like the Westboro Baptist Church make the list so adding people who are commonly used as a target for jokes seems entirely reasonable.
09:30:05 PM Oct 13th 2011
OR, a group whose existence conflicts with the "born gay to stay" belief, which must be explained(excused) away for the notion to continue to make sense.
Collapse/Expand Topics