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    Default Is political correctness getting out of hand?

    Feels like it's getting to the point where you can't squeak out a fart without getting clubbed in the head by the PC police.

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    Context? If it's about PewdiePie again I swear down...

    Political correctness hasn't yet evolved properly to handle new content outlets such as YouTube, blogs, etc, or even the Internet in general. It can't have a watershed since it's in all time zones and open 24/7, nobody really owns the place so there's no central place for rules, it's all a big giant mess and everybody's confused about the balance between protecting children from seeing midget porn and whatever new "free speech" definition someone invented this morning.

    There's a place in the world for censorship, political correctness, safe places; some people should not see or hear certain things, use certain words or talk about certain subjects in certain ways, it's just one of the many ways children are taught to be decent human beings. Other forms of media outlets have rules for this, the methods are just not feasible in today's world and it's just causing confusion, nobody knows where to draw the line. I don't know about "getting out of hand", more "the cracks are starting to show", maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigEvilCorporation View Post
    Context? If it's about PewdiePie again I swear down...
    You're free to make your own context and vote based on that.

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    There's a big difference between using not using a "prefered term" which is up to date and being intentially mean or cruel. When you say something hateful or threatening about a group of people who have a history of being discriminated against, you're an asshole regardless of the terminology.

    If you declare on a gaming forum that "All Jews must die!" people aren't offended because you didn't say "All persons of Jewish descent must die!"

    I don't like political correctness, but the most sensitive people are biggots who want to have it both ways. At least embrace your biggotry instead of playing the victim. Or just behave like an adult and simply think before you speak. It's not an unreasonable thing to expect everyone to treat each other with the most basic level of respect.
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    I don't think it's the political-correctness which is the problem so much as we have trained people to believe that they are entitled not to be exposed to anything they don't like. Instead of the old mantra "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade," now the solution is to get on social media and have all lemons banned for everyone.

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    It's a glorious time for backstabbers, not since the commie hunt of ye olde times has turning in people for saying the wrong thing been this easy.

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    Depends on what you mean by the phrase. Some people view the fact that they can't openly use slurs anymore without being condemned as "too PC." The thing is, words and meanings evolve over time. Language is not immutable and set in stone, and what was acceptable in decades past becomes no longer acceptable, and what was once viewed as unacceptable becomes acceptable once more. I do think the endless "SJWs are ruining society" tirades from YouTubers and the like have become melodramatic and overblown.

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    People need to be offended. It's in their nature.

    Right now I am watching an old A&E show about mass murderers and more specifically, the NYC train shooter. As one of the investigators reflected on the victims, he said the word "orientals" rather than today's p.c. term of Asians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCU View Post
    he said the word "orientals" rather than today's p.c. term of Asians.
    Are you shitting me, orientals is not PC enough? That's it, PC complainer race has gone too far.

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    So not wanting to be referred to by antiquated terms is somehow pc? How many of you people bitching about political correctness here are white?

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    You can still be white and have an opinion on things.

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    I live in Sweden. One of newspapers had a debate article which said it's racist to eat meat, because that's a tradition invented by the white man. No joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thief View Post
    You can still be white and have an opinion on things.
    You certainly can. But it's a common thread between the most vocal anti-pc people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystalpepsifan View Post
    You certainly can. But it's a common thread between the most vocal anti-pc people.
    Everyone's capable of racism regardless of race.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebbe View Post
    I live in Sweden. One of newspapers had a debate article which said it's racist to eat meat, because that's a tradition invented by the white man. No joke.
    This is what I'm talking about, things get pretty ridiculous.

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    I forget who it was, but one of my favourite Youtubers said something like: "PC culture has gone so far that even the Onion can't get satirical enough now"

    I think we'll see things start to swing the other way eventually, but I also can't help thinking that in 30 years I'll be talking to people about how "PC culture has gone too far these days"

    Honestly, when I was very young the discussion about PC culture going too far was happening all the time even then.

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