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Peer Pressure and Bullying Social pressure can take many different forms, including intimidation, bullying and even physical attacks. If you feel you could be a victim or perpetrator (who wishes to stop) of bullying, talk about it here.

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How would you feel if people made incest jokes about you and your siblings? - October 22nd 2016, 11:39 PM

So at school these people sometimes make incest jokes about me and my brother. It makes me feel very uncomfortable and quite disgusted, like one time they even called me cersei from games of thrones. When I call them out on it, they just say I should learn to take a joke, but I disagree because I find it to be quite gross. What would you do in my situation?
   
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Re: How would you feel if people made incest jokes about you and your siblings? - October 23rd 2016, 02:16 AM

That's definitely really gross. Good on you for calling people out about it. You shouldn't have to put up with regular jokes about it, especially if you've stated your discomfort and said to stop. I hate it when people tell you to take a joke, like I can take a joke when it's funny, but if I've made it clear that something isn't funny to me, it needs to stop.

Do you know why people make the jokes? I think that'll be a big part in how to stop them.

Mostly, ignoring it. Don't laugh. Don't rise to the bait. Just make it clear it's not funny. Take people aside and tell them privately to stop it when you can. Idk what else to say.




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Re: How would you feel if people made incest jokes about you and your siblings? - October 23rd 2016, 11:46 AM

Sorry to hear that. You are right that it's not a joke. I tend to think that jokes are only funny when everyone involved finds them funny, and if not, then it's not a joke at all. I think people try to hide insults as jokes so that you feel you can't call them out on it (but well done you for recognising it and calling them out!).

This may sound clichéd, but people who make jokes and insults about others may be jealous as well, but they may try to hide this. I never used to believe that at the time that I got picked on, but actually, it is very likely true. Perhaps they are jealous of your relationship with your brother?

Otherwise, I do agree that this kind of behaviour thrives on attention, so since you've called them out on it, it might help to now ignore the jokes. When you ignore them, they can't get a reaction from you, so they will get bored. But if things don't stop after a while, or they start increasing and the jokes get worse, or you notice other bullying behaviour, it's good to tell someone about it such as a teacher at school.


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