I don’t agree with many of the responses and arguments made in this thread, in fact I agree with most of what the OP says, but this is common sense yeah. There is a difference between humour and discrimination. Humour exaggerates. Discrimination does not. Exaggerations exist as parodies of real world concepts, a means through which people are able to look at “the funny side” of things, which is an important part for many people, myself included, in maintaining decent mental health. “Triggered” and “assume my gender” memes (which, as an aside, I don’t find humorous, not that this validates my argument or anything but some wack ass motherfucker was gonna accuse of me only defending these memes cos I like em, which is not the case at all) are obviously exaggerations.
By blurring the otherwise extremely clear line between exaggeration and discrimination by implying that “triggered” and “assume my gender” memes are discriminatory, you are censoring humour, not discrimination.
Bad example coming up, but it’s the only one I can think of to illustrate my point at the moment; what about those wack ass Chad vs Virgin memes? By the logic of the OP, do those not discriminate against virgins and successful people? The virgin character is portrayed as a total loser, and the Chad character a brainless monster. Is that not an offensive and discriminatory generalisation of those types of people? Should that not then be banned on this forum?
How about “blondes are dumb” jokes? Blonde people can’t help the fact that they’re blonde, so why are those jokes okay?
People can live however they want dude. I have no problem with anybody as long as they treat me with respect and fairness; and I strive to do the same for others. I’ve got no bias or ill feelings towards any group of people in particular, only individuals. And the thing about these “triggered” and “assume my gender” jokes is that they don’t attack either groups or individuals, they poke fun at concepts by spinning them into something far more ridiculous than what the reality of it is and that is what makes them funny for people. If they were attacks on the actual groups of people associated with that concept then they would be worded far harsher and then it would become discrimination.