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    im politically correct in certain situations, others, not so much. i hardly know what is defined as politically incorrect. if i offend anyone i can easily tell and talk my way out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Frosty the Snowperson of An Indistinguishable Gender
    Speaking of which:
    Snowman is a sexist, racist: UK academic
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    As snow starts to settle in the northern hemisphere, a perennial symbol of the festive season has been dismissed by a British academic as racist, sexist and politically inappropriate for the 21st century.

    For Birmingham University lecturer Tricia Cusack the snowman is unacceptably white and male and his presence is "a reminder of masculine dominance, ordering and surveillance."

    Cusack's 15-page paper on the representation of snowmen in Christmas cards also argues that they are "phallic symbols" which condemn women to second-class status in society...

    ..."Some members of cultural minorities in Britain find the central power relationship of Christmas threatening, not to speak of its whiteness -- a white Christ, a white snowman," she adds.....



    Indiainfo.com -> News -> World -> Snowman is a sexist, racist: UK academic
    Well there you have it people, snow is officially now racist for being......um.....white.

    Seriously, you just can't make this shit up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silversun View Post
    For example, if I said something sarcastic or silly about politics or politician, what types would be offended instead of understanding that I was trying to be humorous? Also, what if I just said something insensitive in general, but it wasn't about them personally?
    I'm almost unoffendable, and love non-politically correct jokes/comedy. I make jokes about race, religion and stereotypes constantly, although I try to avoid doing so with people I don't know well.

    I also will admit that I can make some very insensitive comments at times, especially when it's about people that no one actually knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Speaking of which:


    Well there you have it people, snow is officially now racist for being......um.....white.

    Seriously, you just can't make this shit up.
    What about the yellow snow?
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    These days, it seems like the politically correct thing to do is speak out against political correctness..

    I don't mind being aware of what kind of language offends people and using that knowledge to keep things civil, it's only a problem when political correctness tries to stifle honest and open communication.

    A lot of the time however, the people complaining about PCness were just being needlessly obnoxious.

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    Yes, backlash has made it very fashionable to be anti-PC. But I am wary of anyone who claims to be speaking "truths". What are some concrete examples of truths that would offend the "PC police"?
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    Okay, Orangey.

    Here's a couple-

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    Now I'm afraid we're going to slip into definition haziness here.

    Edit: Well, and values problems too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Yes, backlash has made it very fashionable to be anti-PC. But I am wary of anyone who claims to be speaking "truths". What are some concrete examples of truths that would offend the "PC police"?
    I guess the main fear is that political correctness will lead to actual censorship.

    But really, the term PC is almost always used pejoratively. There really is no large sinister "PC police" movement.

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    An example of what's not PC is to refer to a half-black/half-white person as a mulatto. Okay, no big deal. (err do we just call them "black" I guess?)

    Things like this are harmless.

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