That's pretty much everyone on EP.
you are judging their response by calling it OVERLY sensitive. What if they just disagree or dislike your comment? That is what happens at EP, people judge and have opinions. It really comes down to the question asked. For example how often have we seen someone post a question, like "who think women like to be raped?" This is inappropriate and people should tell that person off. I am not sure you can talk about this in general terms, you have to post what it was that someone responded to. You might see their comment as an over reaction, when others might not agree with you.
Ok, honestly, any question that starts of with "do you hate women....," can be seen as sensitive. I can also see how some would find it a bit offensive and respond in a negative way because in reality many women are severely abused. it might have been better to describe the women you are referring to and ask for opinions on this personality type. I have to admit that I do not know any women that are as you say, I think that there are women who have very high standards and will turn down guys for fairly superficial reasons, but that is their choice, why should they settle or date someone that does not meet their standards. I understand what you were asking, but I guess you could have gone about it in a different way that might not have got as strong a negative response. but then again, if you can handle a negative response, Like a heated debate, continue as you are.
In my view when anyone asks any question that starts with, “ don’t you hate_______” you are not really seeking people’s opinions on a topic, but instead you are seeking support for your particular point of view. If you really were seeking opinions you would ask for opinions on the topic.
I am not saying they are the ONLY ones abused and I do not compare one abuse to another. Abuse is abuse, and as educated informed people we can do a better job of asking any question by keeping all of this in mind.
Often. Some people still don't get a smiley face or lol at the end means you are being nice, some people think you are laughing at them and get really offended and ******. Some people are just paranoid :)
Forget them and live your life
hasn't happened so far.
Not very often. The wusses usually block you PDQ.