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Unpopular opinions


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- I feel like, in some ways, we’re so well educated in Australia. But in other ways, I feel like we are so dumb and lack important skills. For example, language skills. It seems like so many people from non-English speaking countries learn to speak English as well as other languages, too. In Australia, we have the option of learning languages in school but they way they are taught is ineffective and no one seems to utilise what they have learnt because there is no need to. It’s weird, because we’re a very multicultural country. But even people i know who grew up with parents who speak languages other than English at home claim that they actually don’t know their parents language. It almost seems pretty ignorant for such a large proportion of us to be monolingual. I wish I had been taught languages better as a kid, so I wouldn’t struggle as much with them now I’m a bit older and English is so ingrained 

 

 

TBH though, Australia is one of the lowest ranked countries when it comes to education I think accordding to the UN we are like 39 out of 41, and I think it's due to lack of resources that subjects like languages suffer. I remember in primary school from like, kindergarten year 4 so like 2002-'06 we had to learn Japanese with these really crappy audio tapes the same shit that we had to use in 2011 when I had to take Indonesian and my Japanese teacher was really really passionate about it as well . Also, I think a lot of Europeans usually consume English-spoken movies/videogames mostly subbed? Unless its like a kids movie or something? I've got relatives from Germany and that's how they learnt English, aside from it being taught at school from like primary school I think?? 

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-I know this is an unpopular opinion thread but why do people get bum tickled over getting down votes here?? Its literally points online, and people are allowed to disagree with your opinions, popular or unpopular. Its not being sensitive its just how it is.

 

Agreed, and complaining about downvotes existing in this thread is more sensitive than the act of silently giving a downvote :P If you know your opinion is unpopular, it's a given that there'll be people who don't agree with it and people are allowed to use the buttons as they please lol why does it matter

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I don’t understand why people say cis men when they talk about misogyny, being trans doesn’t mean you can’t be misogynistic. 

Telling abuse victims to go to police instead of speaking about it online is a bit stupid to me, at least in my country the cops don’t care and it feels like they want to silence the abuse victim. In high school I helped a friend to go to the police and was with her when she told them she was raped. They told her to fulfill some papers and sent her home and never contacted her again. There’s also many cases of foreigners reporting rape to the police and being the ones getting arrested instead.

People always complain about unpopular opinions here not being unpopular but they don’t seem to understand that opinions are subjective. Some of my unpopular opinions might be popular in your community but it’s still unpopular in mine.

White liberal feminists who shush muslims in the global south talking about the abuse they receive because the men use islam as an excuse to be abusive are annoying. They claim  that it’s islamphobia but how is it islamphobia when a muslim is talking about how men use the religion as an excuse to be abusive? Alot of christian men use the religion as an excuse as well to be misogynistic/homophobic/transphobic etc and they understand that so why do they keep attacking muslim women for talking about the abuse they have to suffer from men who use a religion as an excuse to get away with their actions?

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Agreed, and complaining about downvotes existing in this thread is more sensitive than the act of silently giving a downvote :P If you know your opinion is unpopular, it's a given that there'll be people who don't agree with it and people are allowed to use the buttons as they please lol why does it matter

I mean, sure, it's just points on a forum, I'm not going to throw a rage fit over it when it happens, but it kind of defeats the purpose of the thread? Obviously these are supposed to be unpopular opinions, so a lot of people won't agree with them, but this is supposed to be a place to freely express them without the major backlash you'd get elsewhere. So my rule of thumb is to not downvote anyone I don't agree with here, but maybe this is the unpopular opinion?

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I mean, sure, it's just points on a forum, I'm not going to throw a rage fit over it when it happens, but it kind of defeats the purpose of the thread? Obviously these are supposed to be unpopular opinions, so a lot of people won't agree with them, but this is supposed to be a place to freely express them without the major backlash you'd get elsewhere. So my rule of thumb is to not downvote anyone I don't agree with here, but maybe this is the unpopular opinion?

 

Haha I share your opinion. I don’t care about downvotes at all, but on the off chance I do check my recent reputation and see that I had a downvoted on a post here I’m like “....huh?” I just always assumed it was like an unwritten rule not to downvote people here.

If I downvoted people everytime they made a point I might not necessarily agree with in unpopular opinions, I could probably use the majority of those sparse daily reputation points just downvoting people on this thread 😂 

anyway, pointless argument I guess. At the end of the day, people are free to downvote. I guess some of us just expected it wouldn’t be something that happens in this thread 

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Compared to other forums with unpopular opinion threads (reddit for example, post a legit unpopular one there and boom people will downvote like hell but also try to argue with you) a downvote here and there is pretty polite. I never see anyone go at another person for an unpopular opinion. You're free to post it no issue, but opinions are still subjective so some will just agree to disagree (thats how i view a down vote here)  and carry on. 

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i have no idea what downvotes are for anymore. i initially thought you downvote a post when you disagree with someone (just like all of you said) but then i saw a mod's post in another thread that said "don't downvote just because you disagree with someone" and now i'm confused :alpacaconfused:

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lets start upvoting the most unpopular opinions and downvoting the ones we agree with lol

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With how often I read about jealous (ex) boyfriends killing their former partners, I'm glad I never had a boyfriend. Never want one, who knows what kind of psycho you're inviting in your home...

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Selena and miley's only good music was under Disney.

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Liking boba tea is not a personality trait 

 

neither is drinking iced coffee 

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neither is drinking iced coffee 

 

asian americans are so obsessed with boba tea like it doesn’t taste like drinkable diabetes  

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Liking boba tea is not a personality trait 

 

You just reminded me: boba is fucking awful

I don't know if it's only where I live, but it usually tastes like sugary water with the slightest detectable flavour, and while those things that pop in your mouth are nice, don't get me started on tapioca...

It doesn't help that it's overpriced either.

I imagine most people only drink it to be trendy, and like squint their eyes and try not gag while doing it?

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Popular opinion - that guy is an idiot and I’m sorry he treated you that way. How about he learns Romanian so he’s not such an idiot foreigner, rather than picking on your english

 

Aww, thank you! he just thought he's Prince Charming .... (as he was looking pretty good, especially if you like taller guys with blond hair. i'm 5'10'' and he was a bit taller than me...)

TBH though, Australia is one of the lowest ranked countries when it comes to education I think accordding to the UN we are like 39 out of 41, and I think it's due to lack of resources that subjects like languages suffer. I remember in primary school from like, kindergarten year 4 so like 2002-'06 we had to learn Japanese with these really crappy audio tapes the same shit that we had to use in 2011 when I had to take Indonesian and my Japanese teacher was really really passionate about it as well . Also, I think a lot of Europeans usually consume English-spoken movies/videogames mostly subbed? Unless its like a kids movie or something? I've got relatives from Germany and that's how they learnt English, aside from it being taught at school from like primary school I think?? 

In Romania we watch all foreign movies and shows with subs, unless it's for kids. then there's also music. Because our currency is so weak, we gotta learn at least 1 foreign language to land a better job, or to be paid a little more. Learning a 2nd/3rd language is also a bit easier because there are many countries in Europe, and now we're free to travel and therefore you have more reasons to learn them. 

 

Traditional costumes/outfits should be brought back into fashion - they would help the economy of the country, the traditions wouldn't die off, and there would be less pollution too. And they should be made by the people they're characteristic to - Kimono by the Japanese, hanbok by Koreans, Russian costumes made by Russians, Romanian ones by Romanians, so on. Everyone should be able to wear them, as long as it's done in a respectful manner, and not as a 'sexy halloween costume"

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