America is too politically correct
America is not politically correct enough
It is fine the way it is.
"If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.
When language that's used to demean sexual orientation, race, religion, gender is used casually and in a derogatory fashion, and the person using the language thinks the people who're targeted (even unintentionally) should put up with it because they should take a joke, they need to realize that at some point, it stops being fun to be the punching bag.
For a gay person to hear every bad thing in the world being called "gay" or every time you want to belittle someone a "fag", hell, even the fact that we still use "you play like a girl" or "man up" to indicate poor performance or as incentive to perform better is indicative that this isn't about political correctness, it's about living in a world where you're not victimized by language used casually by people who're not affected by its use.
And no, just because a gay person uses "fag" in a derogatory fashion and if a woman uses "pussy" in the same way doesn't make it okay.
Political Correctness is a terrible term for asking to be treated in a way that doesn't exclude someone from common culture. But language takes a very long time to change, even if the intentions behind it aren't necessarily mean. Pervasive discrimination is usually invisible and unintended. That's what makes it so terrible.
I go with Merry Christmakwanzakah just to make sure that I insult everyone fairly.
Saying two words isn't forcing your religion on someone, although if you're really that sensitive, maybe you should live inside a bubble.
Sorry, that was mean. Viva Festivus. Oops, sorry. I'm forcing my non-commercialism on you.
Happy Assimilation Day, everyone.
I once had a teacher.
And a girl in my class disagreed with his teaching methods.
Teacher ran out of the class, told to principal, and then the principal came in and told us that the teacher was insulted to his very core.
People are getting too comfortable due to the lack of bigger things nearby, like wars.
The ntire world is too politically correct. Say something that someone might not appreciate and everyone will be uå in arms about it.
But the US as a whole being politcally correct? Well, I'll just drop "Guantanamo" in there...
---------- Post added 2011-12-06 at 10:30 PM ----------
This right here is why political correctness exists in the united states. First of all, it's several blocks away, which is a fair distance away in a city. Saying "right next to it" is just ignorant of you. Obviously you've never lived in a city before. Second of all, it's a community centre with planned outreach programs to help the poor and needy. Should we also not allow churches to be built in Wako, Texas?
If you hate political correctness so much, then maybe you should stop having ignorant opinions about issues you don't understand?
there was a quote once about political correctness just being another way to take away freedoms...I think it had something to do with the soviets.
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---------- Post added 2011-12-06 at 11:12 PM ----------
However, there has to be some sort of political correctness. For example, it simply isn't appropriate for the president to refer to a black person as "ni**er" or a Jew as "kike" or a homosexual person as "fag" or a Muslim as a "Muzzie." It simply isn't right.
That said, when I think of political correctness, I find that it is a far worse - and much much more serious issue - in Europe, where previous colonialists and racists try to make it as though they're angels, and feel badly about their ancestors' racism and Social Darwinism, so they tolerate everyone, including mass murderers. It's so bad, that in places like Norway, you can have 300 rapes in 6 months, but because a certain group is doing it, it will be barely reported. And when it is, they'll say the blame is other people's fault.
So yes, you are right, but I find it is taken to the extreme in Europe/EU, and is far worse than in America.
Just my opinion.
Yep, hallowed ground indeed.
It's still stupid. Kids are suppose to fall down and skin their knees. Its part of being a kid. That may be more overprotectiveness and less PC but still, its stupid.Not political correctness... Complain to the kid's lawyer...