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Are you Politically Correct?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by rah, Aug 6, 2019.

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  1. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    For me I guess I'm too old to be. Bill Maher is always ranting that it's gone too far and sometimes the Dems don't do themselves any favors by over embracing it. I'm around Bill's age and I couldn't agree more. But let's have a little fun with it.
    Have you ever encountered an issue that you just had to look up and go "REALLY".

    Let's not judge people for what they think is too far. (yeah, I know it's going to happen anyway)

    For me the one that had me shaking my head was when Major League Baseball decided that it was politically incorrect to use the term 'Disabled list/DL' and renamed it the the 'Injured list/IL"

    dis·a·bled
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    1. (of a person) having a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses, or activities.
    Having a physical injury that keeps them from playing baseball seems spot on.

    Now granted, I'm not disabled but I do have quite a few disabled friends and co-workers and none of the even considered it until they changed it and basically laughed when they heard. I think this was really unnecessary.

    Are there any instances where you think it's gone a bit far or am I the only one?

    Feel free to deliver a snarky insult.
     
  2. AmazonQueen

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    I am pretty much.
    I can't see the harm in the change MLB made. Injured List is more specific anyway.
     
  3. rah

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    I don't see the harm either but also don't think it was necessary. It's been called that for many many years and I never heard a groundswell of objection to it.

    And that's the point of this thread, am I the only one here that thinks sometimes it goes too far.
    I'm sure there's been a couple that have people shaking their heads. I want to here others.
     
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    I think the rancor over political correctness is so bad that I don't even want to comment on it. I had one example but decided not to post about it because I don't want to be called a bigot by people I like and respect.
     
  5. rah

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    Fortunately I really don't give a rat's ass. Yeah I'd prefer they didn't hate me, but not that much. :lol:
    Besides Lex is going to give me crap for whatever I post. I might as well have a little fun doing it.
     
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    If it didn't do any harm then how can it have gone too far even if totally unnecessary?
    Maybe the MLB was being over-sensitive but that's better than its opposite.
     
  7. AmazonQueen

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    I would criticise political correctness for the amount of time that gets spent on things that don't make any real difference.
    Those who want to offend will always find a way.
    I remember when I was at university 30 odd years ago talking to an academic who said her greatest achievement had been getting all university documents changed to gender neutral terms and I thought what a waste of time and effort.
    I suppose she'd have argued she had set her sights on something achievable she could affect.
     
  8. Arwon

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    That baseball example is weird. Why was it called "disabled list" in the first place? That's a silly name for an injury list.
     
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    DL vs IL wasn't a biggie for me, both basically say the same thing but IL is more accurate. It was still noticed though ;) I watched a segment of Tucker Carlson the other night and he showed a clip of a socialist convention where participants argued about the proper pronouns they'd use. I'm too old to keep track, I can adapt to Chelsea Manning instead of Bradley but the new rules just keep expanding becoming increasingly anal. Its kinda hard to go full PC, I like comedians and they're not going there. I have several decades of George Carlin still in my head.
     
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    Lol @ mlb, they changed disabled list but still have a team called The Indians.

    I feel about political correctness much like Maher and Carlin. It's about making ourselves feel better rather than actual progressive change
     
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    Yeah, that too. :lol: :lol:
    Since I'm an identical twin, I've always been offended by the Minnesota team. :lol: :lol:
     
  12. AmazonQueen

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    Its also about not being deliberately offensive to others. Its won some victories there. I don't think many people are clammering for the return of The Black and White Minstrel Show here in the UK.
     
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    Up to a point, I don't keep up with the latest hipster words.

    Assuming I know though.

    1. I'll refer to trans people however they want me to. It's being polite.

    2. I'll still tell offensive jokes but generally ask first, if people don't want to hear them I won't do it.

    IRL you generally want to be polite, it's not fun when people dump on you so don't dump on them. Karma also tends to be a *****.
     
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    hey guys... sorry my bad... "Comrades''... ''point of personal privilege'' your missing the point Political Correctness has not gone far enough... there are no 'jazz hands' emoji's here on CFC as far as i can tell...

     
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    That was hilarious... found these clips





    I HATE YOU @Old Hippy !!!!
     
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    Yea this is counterproductive. I want to be respectful but getting mad at me for saying "hey guys" is stupid. I've said hey guys to everyone my entire life. Also as is frequently the case it creates enemies where there are allies. Although I'm not out to defeat capitalism either though so whatevs.
     
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  17. AmazonQueen

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    One of my friends used to greet everyone with "hey crazies", no harm intended. Sadly his flatmate got a new girlfriend who had a history of mental health problems. She took it as a deliberate dig at her.
     
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    Slightly different in that guys is used like man is used a gender neutral anyways it is just that now both are insulting. Ironically they are most insulting to biological men, which makes this harder to parse socially.
     
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    Given that like a fifth of the population has had mental health issues this seems like a reaction that was fairly inevitable
     
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    Very different I'd say and I wouldn't find "hey guys" insulting myself, except that I don't like people I barely know addressing me familiarly, but that's just me being behind the times and remembering a time when things were a little more formal..
     
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