Topic Political Correctness
19 Feb 2015 19:40
Article didn't give me answer on my question why PC is created but google did.
Political correctness or political correctitude (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is an attitude or policy of being careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who are believed to have a disadvantage. Mainstream usage of the term began in the 1990s by right-wing politicians who used the term as a shorthand way of conveying their concerns about the left in academia and in culture.
Anyway, as I see it PC is being used and abused as excuse (and should be treated as such, as excuse) to hide behind opinions that are expressed and it really doesn't matter on what end you are. It is a tool that in circumstances is used against you. If PC can silence you and make your statements less important and valuable and be able to shut down debate or argument, just because someone used PC card, makes no sense to me. I understand that sensibility is high, but not all people or if you want groups, share same sensibility.
I wonder how Charlie Hebdo fits in this. Was he the one who was using his absolute right to express what he wants even though he was offending 'disadvantaged' group, because as Amanda Taub said, it is not about censoring free speech, but a term that is used to dismiss ideas that make us uncomfortable. To dismiss ideas that make us uncomfortable, what does that mean?! If this is the case, than everyone can be offended by everything and feel that whoever is making them uncomfortable is dismissing that with PC. But isn't that a bit hypocritical? Can we pick and choose when something is free speech and when is not?
I am not saying that people shouldn't be more sensible toward others, but in my opinion PC won't get us there.
Topic Political Correctness
19 Feb 2015 08:01
There is difference between people who want to humiliate another by being offensive, and people who are getting offended because PC wasn't used. These two themes shouldn't be mixed together.
In general, I am quite opposer for PC being used, but I'll read article later on and give more thoughts on this. I wonder why PC is used or created anyway, but suppose article will give some clues.
Topic NOT an official stance, but... prospective poets, please read.
19 Feb 2015 01:50
Am i not allowed an opinion? Am i not allowed to voice it? am i not allowed to rant occasionally? Did I ever say, you are not allowed to write sad poems? No, I simply pointed out that there's a hell of a lot of them and that maybe people should think about what this site is about when they decide to submit something. It's called LushStories. We publish erotica. *shrugs* people can submit whatever the hell they want, and i will continue to publish them, despite how annoyed they might make me. that's my job, and i do it damn well and without prejudice.
You know, some people would write sad poem about it. Perhaps you should try their recipe and pour your heart out on the paper.
Topic Mesmerizing GIFs
19 Feb 2015 01:19
Topic Drink, Date or Fuck no passing!
18 Feb 2015 13:51
Lets start with fucking, you know to take pressure off. Then we will need drink for sure, and afterwards we can go on a date. Sounds quite logical to me :)
Topic Could you accurately describe yourself to a sketch artist?
18 Feb 2015 13:49
Super powerful video. Saw it year or so ago and was crying watching it.
For sure there is criticism about physical appearance, but I think this self criticism comes from deeper issues we have with ourselves.
Absolutely to critical towards ourselves, absolutely way to unforgiving and wanting to be someone else.
Thank you for this reminder, Dani.
Topic What is the best Gift You Ever got/What is something you really want
18 Feb 2015 12:19
Best one so far is from few years back. I got live firefly from lover at time. We were walking to the beach pub and on the way there he bent down and gave me this little shiny thing in my hands and said that I am light of his life. Quite romantic guy.
What I really want is to experience beauty of northern lights. That would be best surprise present ever! :)