Do you think society has become too politically correct?
Oh yes, many people are afraid of be truthful about a situation lest it be construed the wrong way. It seems that one must be constantly verbally vigilant in case he/she must be reprimanded or even sued by more litigious elements. Many political commentators & celebrities have fallen from grace in media because they said it as it was, offending many POWERS THAT BE. Also many promising careers have been derailed, even halted because an employee decided to tell the truth about a job situation or job corruption. Many people prefer to proverbially & metaphorically go with the sociopolitical or corporate game whether than to tell the truth & be ostracized. The main themes nowadays are to see but not say anything, just agree/go along, & put up/shut up.
My view is much more informal. I think that these days we are overly paranoid and too sensitive as a society which cares more about what others think than our own business and problems.
Instead of having a healthy sense of humor, we are judged for everything we think and do for the sake of offending every single minority.
Absolutely! Comedy in particular has taken a major hit. Richard Pryor, Cheech & Chong, George Carlin, and Don Rickles would have never made it in this climate.
You couldn't make a movie like "Blazing Saddles" today. Most likely TV shows like "All in the Family", "The Jeffersons", and "Good Times" would have been protested until they were canceled.
Words today are often treated like "weapons of mass destruction". The terrorist attack that happened in Paris, France over (comic strip satire) is as bad as it gets. How anyone could believe those murders was "justifiable" is beyond me,
Exactly, people have to work on verbal eggshells lest they will be sued by the POWERS THAT BE whether in politics, entertainment, in other fields, or even by some overly sensitive sector of the public! We have become a nation of crybabies & wimps
It depends on how you look at it. Someone who grows up in a 'politically correct' world, has no knowledge of what it was like before. Therefore they will be less likely to say offensive things. I think a lot of us can agree that racist, sexist, and homophobic language can all go away. So, in that regard, the child of a politically correct world would be at an advantage.
However, offensive stuff is a part of our history and that history sometimes needs to be portrayed in all its gory detail, lest we forget the lessons we learned from it.
Overall, I don't think that society is too politically correct, but I can understand where the fear comes from, particularly for an older generation that grew up in more offensive times. There is a balance to be struck between sensitive language and free speech. I don't think we've reached that balance yet, so people will continue to feel limited in what they can say, while others feel offended by just about everything they hear.
by aka-dj 5 years ago
I dislike PC.It stifles free speech, and free thought.It turns people agains each other, through altered forms of communication, and creates confusion through altering the meaning of words, and phrases.What are your thoughts on it?http://www.truenews.org/Liberalism/poli … ntrol.html
by qwark 8 years ago
Why are we "Americans" so damned sensitive about the way something is verbally expressed?Why not tell it like it is!?
by ptosis 4 years ago
I don't know much about art - but I know what I like.Just because somebody's art is butt ugly but is trying to say something - should it be banned?How about this from http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/ma … -apartheidThis art is already destroyed but the guy is still being sued...
by Elynjo 9 years ago
Hoopla. Most of the people these days are trying so hard to be politically correct and refused to call a person who entered the United States illegally an "Illegal Alien" for fear of being branded as "racist". For me, if you're illegal, you are illegal. No sugar coating, no...
by dejajolie 9 years ago
I am all for being careful not to offend anyone but as someone who is not easily offended, it's hard for me to understand those who get offended over such things:Use to say PC TermMerry Christmas ...
by John Sarkis 4 years ago
Why is today's version of Darwinism politically correct?Don't want to mention the myriad of cultures out there, but some have produced phenomenal geniuses e.g., Plato, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Newton, Beethoven...whereas some civilizations are still living as they did 40 thousand years ago - only...
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