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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
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    The term political correctness is used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense to members of particular groups in society. So, I'm supposed to avoid offending groups of INTPs?

    Forget it, Vanderbeak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius_Van_Der_Beak View Post
    I feel like taking pride in being politically incorrect is the refuge of the intellectually lazier sorts of NTs. Or one that's going through some stuff at the moment.
    What is more intellectually lazy: following the rules or designing outrageous content that will fire up the people ? (is this good or bad is another pair of shoes)



    Quote Originally Posted by Julius_Van_Der_Beak View Post

    Starting from a purely practical point of view, it is frequently beneficial to devote at least some thought as to how one's message will be received, as well as of potential consequences.
    I imagine, for instance, in a feudal system, it would be beneficial for those who were not members of the nobility to consider how they would address the ruling class who have powers and rights that they don't possess.

    Well, if you watch from purely practical perspective then for those people the most practical long term option is evidently the overthrowing of such social class. Sure, you can smooth talk them to build up the element of surprise but that really isn't the point here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual ghost View Post
    What is more intellectually lazy: following the rules or designing outrageous content that will fire up the people ? (is this good or bad is another pair of shoes)






    Well, if you watch from purely practical perspective then for those people the most practical long term option is evidently the overthrowing of such social class. Sure, you can smooth talk them to build up the element of surprise but that really isn't the point here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius_Van_Der_Beak View Post
    Well, what do you suppose people mean by not caring about political correctness? How is political correctness different from etiquette or courtesy?
    Consider first that we have three distinct terms here. That suggests they are referring to three different things. The word "political" in political correctness should suggest how that one is different. Formal etiquette is just recognizing lines of authority, keeping social distance, and making ordinary interactions predictable so no one need waste time and effort figuring out what to do. Sure - there is a time and place to go against all that, and some of it is overblown and should just go, but that is another matter. Common courtesy governs more personal interactions, whether with your best friend, your colleague, or the clerk at the grocery store. Yes, it can include considering how that person will take what you say, but on a more personal level than political: are they having a bad day, or do they have a personal experience or history that might make your comment seem offensive? You are relating to the reality of who they are as an individual human. Neither of these whitewash the reality of things the way political correctness easily can. It is a step away from euphemisms, and often sacrifices accuracy for the assumed reaction of a broad group of people. IME, if someone does the first two - observes common courtesy, and when necessary, formal rules of etiquette (e.g. when appearing in court), that will take care of any offense unintentionally given through ignoring the third.
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    The term politically correct was used at least in past as self-satire even its early days and is typically just a pejorative nowadays. So the drive towards thinking more in terms of common courtesy (we all share a "basic humanity" and think about how you'd like to be treated on average, with knowledge that you feel like a legitimate person) and then formal etiquette (not at its worst, which is a form of control; but for what it was intended, as a way to generate kindness and fairness in an easily understandable fashion) makes sense.

    I think where "politically correct" came into play is when these two things (compassion and social rules of conduct) broke down, leading to certain minority groups being abused by the majority within society. So then it became natural to try to push for understanding for these minority groups that were not being treated as equally as others, with the formal social conduct and compassion failing to function for certain groups. But this can lead to other imbalances.

    (Note: I guess I should add too that culture is ever-changing, so behaviors/factors that might have been frowned on in the past now are accepted in some groups and not others, and so "politically correct" probably also is an attempt to compensate until the social etiquette and empathy adjusts with it. I mean, if the bumbled American Reconstruction after the Civil War hadn't undermined black integration/equality for many decades, then maybe political correctness wouldn't have sprung up in the latter half of the 20th century to compensate. If gay people as a generation hadn't been entirely blamed for AIDS and left to die in the 80's, politically correct language wouldn't have been [as] necessary. If trans people weren't consistently being vilified without warrant by certain cultural factions, then there wouldn't be a push for certain social language to combat this. If there wasn't a sexual abuse/harassment problem, there wouldn't be a #MeToo movement. And so on. Honestly, simple human empathy and social rules of how to treat people SHOULD have managed to equalize everything but have failed. People apparently have a really hard time understanding people outside of their own life understanding, and that's the most positive interpretation.)
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    If in the first world a Mayor of major city says "I would be the best woman ever, I give to everybody!" what would be the likely consequences of that ?

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    Grammar Nazi's when being grammatically correct matters more than being politically correct.
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    Political correctness is such a stupid term

    Don't censor yourself but don't go out of your way to be cunts to people either, this isn't that hard

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