Has Political Correctness these days gone too far?

Posted by: lannan13

  • Yes

  • No

87% 26 votes
13% 4 votes
  • Nowadays, people fear being called racist, or sexist when expressing their opinions. Political correctness has definitely gone too far.

  • Can't hardly talk about race or sexuality w/o offending someone.

  • People like the need to feel special and unique. It has really gotten out of hand. If you are fat, you're fat. You arent curvy, plump, or thick. It is simply excess adipose tissue.

  • Can't even exercise free speech anymore.

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TBR says2015-07-09T08:01:14.3908481-05:00
Whenever I here the term, it is from someone who has an issue with some group of people. There are no "PC police", no handbook, no rules, just a term that seems to make conservatives itch. P.S. Lannan13, howws it going?
Renegader says2015-07-09T17:05:07.3395660-05:00
Society IS the "PC police." Many people have had their lives ruined for some dumb stuff they said as a teenager. Also, people get butthurt at everything. Depicting muhammad can get you death threats. A south park episode depicting muhammad was taken down because comedy central received death threats.
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T17:23:46.1973367-05:00
@TBR thats not true. When ever you say some thing that usually would be harsh critique, your automatically labelled a racist.
TBR says2015-07-09T17:27:43.0194562-05:00
What is "untrue"? That there is no "PC police"? No Handbook? No rules? Just what?
TBR says2015-07-09T17:28:51.6598962-05:00
"Harsh critique" has been around since men wore spats. Think its new?
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T17:34:13.6566143-05:00
Exactly, It has, but when it has something to do with some race, you are suddenly racist.
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T17:34:43.4249870-05:00
I'm confused, are you saying there is no such thing, or that political correctness is acceptable?
TBR says2015-07-09T17:38:04.2676509-05:00
I am saying "Political Correctness" is a buzz word for conservatives. Any time a position they have is objected to they trot this warn cliche. I have no manual that tells me was is and is not "PC". The government offers no documentation. My liberal friends and I don't sit around determining what is and is not "PC". The only people to use the term are conservatives that feel "harshly judged" for their opinions.
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T17:41:35.6451153-05:00
Actually, I'm liberal and when ever I say something that is against Islam, I'm called an Islamophobe. Its not just conservatives who are victims of this.
TBR says2015-07-09T18:31:23.2607272-05:00
How is someone objecting to your opinion anything OTHER than simply objection? Did you receive a PC ticket? No, it is just someone disagreeing with you. This label is a dodge
Renegader says2015-07-09T18:49:36.4047576-05:00
It is a lot easier for the media to label someone as some kind of lunatic "phobe" than to have an honest discussion, and that seems to be the core of what political correctness is about.
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T18:51:59.7387151-05:00
Its not just a simple objection. Being called a racist isn't something light. There is a difference in saying "No, what your saying is wrong", and "you are just racist" If I said "Areas with a higher % of African Americans are more violent" that would be statically, correct. Instead, of actually analyzing what information I was presented, I would be called racist. It not like I'm making this story up, so many people have been called racist for such stupid things. Yes, its an objection, but its a stupid one, without any logic to it.
TBR says2015-07-09T19:28:07.3241637-05:00
Neither of you two connected your issue to "Political Correctness". It is meaningless rhetoric.
TBR says2015-07-09T19:32:17.2044414-05:00
Renegader - Tell you what. Find me ONE instance of the "media" calling somthing or someone NOT PC. It is a term only almost exclusively by conservatives to demean the opponent.
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T19:33:36.7162225-05:00
How was that not an example of PC?
TBR says2015-07-09T19:40:14.6362264-05:00
If someone feels you are being a raciest, how is that necessarily PC? The person is saying "raciest", right?
tajshar2k says2015-07-09T19:42:55.1501026-05:00
There calling you racist, even though your not being racist. Just become what you said have something to do with a racial matter, you are suddenly a called racist.
TBR says2015-07-09T19:43:48.1280422-05:00
So.... Your definition if "PC" is someone disagreeing with you, right?
TBR says2015-07-09T19:47:34.7083058-05:00
They think (opinion) that you are a raciest. Is that right?
Renegader says2015-07-09T23:09:01.1769460-05:00
I don't know why you keep ignoring our examples. Https://www.Change.Org/p/university-of-california-berkeley-stop-bill-maher-from-speaking-at-uc-berkeley-s-december-graduation Basically what happened was UC Berkeley would not let Bill Maher speak at their graduation because they labeled him a racist bigot. They were referring to the comments he made about Islam and oppression of women and homosexuals. Bill Maher is very liberal and they still refused even HEAR him. How is that not political correctness.
TBR says2015-07-10T10:23:34.2927088-05:00
How IS it political correctness. How is that different than them objecting to his opinions? Look. This is a label. It is generally meaningless. Its easy to use, but in the end only means something to the one saying it. It is saying, "I feel hurt that someone is does not like what I am saying".
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T10:41:10.0376680-05:00
Literally thats what it means ... It has taken on a new meaning in society though. Thats why it can be said to have gotten out of hand.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T10:43:35.9456750-05:00
It has a negative connotation to it as society views it. Otherwise it would be a harmless thing to say. Using it as a 'label' is making that person seem branded by a predisposition towards tolerance of anything, not just the thing you happen to be referring to. People take it as a hit against their entire personality and not just as being intolerant of one thing. Thats out of hand.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T10:44:06.8254096-05:00
Predisposition towards intolerance*
TBR says2015-07-10T14:36:21.1054615-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality - I can't (still) see how it is anything other than a dodge for the issue at hand. If you are upset at someone disagreeing with you, this is just a marker. "Well, here come the PC police". Bullsh1t. Engage the issue or don't, but hiding behind this is childish.
Renegader says2015-07-10T16:00:32.8046511-05:00
TBR, it is not about the objection to another opinion that differentiates PC. It is about the refusal to acknowledge opposition arguments or even hear them.
TBR says2015-07-10T16:12:42.2779586-05:00
@Renegader - You, and everyone else, has yet to show me where and how this is true. Simple trotting out the same verbiage for things you dislike.
TBR says2015-07-10T16:16:06.4829690-05:00
Up thread you said "Also, people get butthurt at everything.". To me all the complaining over "political correctness" is ultimately "butthurt". Have an issue with what another person said, say why, not just "well PC police". It is a garbage code word.
Renegader says2015-07-10T18:10:14.8079646-05:00
I bet you would feel differently if you were in the minority opinion and you were being stifled. I understand that you think it is a deflection word (and sometimes conservatives do use it as such) but denying ANYONE the right to voice an opinion because it might offend a PROTECTED MINORITY is politically correct.
tajshar2k says2015-07-10T18:11:45.3049621-05:00
Yea they think you are a racist, but the reason for it is not justified, and as of a result, your opinion is shielded.
komododragon8 says2015-07-10T21:15:55.1470706-05:00
Renegader: No ones attacking free speech when they say your being offensive.
TBR says2015-07-10T21:17:18.8260070-05:00
Renegader - What makes you think every opinion I have is in the majority? That is far from true.

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