Quote: zooo @ 30th December 2017, 10:28 AM
Some people do seem to have convinced themselves being PC is the worst sin in the world.
And of course the things they condemn as PC are actually just, y'know, people being nice to each other and not treating each other like dicks.
But there we are. (They'll die out soon.)
There is a huge line between politically correct and downright intentionally malicious ignorance. Granted, the thickness is based on the cultural nuances of the people and their collective tolerance level. It's like doing drunk driving jokes in a room full of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which is a group of mothers who have all lost loved ones to drunk driving. Can you do it, yes. Is it appropriate under the circumstances, no. By no means am I saying be TJ Miller about every little thing, but at the same time knowing the culture can stop a bad situation before it starts.
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 30th December 2017, 1:13 PM
Could be worse, you could be a gay transgender black Irish dwarf.
You'd never have a minute to yourself for being offended all day.
I've actually seen a gay transgender black Irish dwarf. Name was Lola Delicious I kid you not. Only in NYC, lol.
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 30th December 2017, 2:57 PM
Years ago Channel 4 had its 'controversial banned season' (a nation of teenage biys unzipped only to be disappointed) with a doc on Life of Brian. A speaker made a very interesting point: whatever your religious views, the final scene is offensive because it belittles human suffering. Even if you're not a Christian, thousands of people died in this horrific way, and it's not a fit subject for laughter. People say, 'Yeah but it was years ago' but does that make a difference? Will it be okay to see the funny side of war atrocities in the distant future?
The world has its constants of war these days. For some, it will never be right that lived it and for others who didn't it takes a tolerant point to understand its controversalness for those who did. It really depends on the country and its culture and how people interpret the material - or to what level do the people of said culture find it offensive based on their experiences. There's a way to do anything - many will try the joke and while a fraction will do it right, most will be epic fails and totally not understand the offense. And I don't mean just the SJW's on a crusade for facebook likes, I mean real collective culture based on history.