Are You For or Against Political Correctness?

Are You For or Against Political Correctness?

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  • Yes, I am PC

    3 15.00%
  • No, I am not PC

    17 85.00%
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This is a discussion on Are You For or Against Political Correctness? within the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; NFs are the liberal and peaceful types as far as I know them....although hitler was an infj. Ignore that. But ...

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    Are You For or Against Political Correctness?

    NFs are the liberal and peaceful types as far as I know them....although hitler was an infj.

    Ignore that.

    But I'm just interested if there are any NFs that are actually appreciative of this movement.

    Answer these questions:

    1. Are You FOR or AGAINST political correctness?

    2. Why are you FOR or AGAINST political correctness?

    3. Is your answer based on your experience and your perception of that experience or pure theoretical musing?
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    I am against it that it forces conformity to unhealthy degrees limiting basic freedoms of expressions and even thought should it be so unchecked but also it ultimately becomes a tool of policing people to the point where they live in fear. In this day and age it will eventually reach cult like conditions with the younger generations where any expression outside what is deemed acceptable is automatically shadow banned, banned, or even prosecuted.

    “Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    PCness is an oppressive machine that needs to have the monkey wrench of Liberty thrown into it.
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    It's become something oppressive in the eyes of some.
    Doesn't it mean just being sensitive about people? Realizing that people are equal? Speaking to a group as if you understand other groups?

    To me this is like someone saying "I hate that cultural training we have to do.... oh yeah and then there was that harassment training we had to do. It's all fake! Stop controlling me! I'm racist and sexist as all hell, but I guess I've got to act right at work and I hate that."

    I personally am all for anything that helps people be kinder, more sensitive and more thoughtful of others and that decreases hate.
    Do I want people openly flouting their racist and sexist ideas? No. This is how we move towards a better society is to determine that we don't want these kind of sentiments brandied about and hopefully not passing them on to the next generation. At this point we might need a new term. Just "Cultural sensitivity" or "Gender awareness" would be good.

    I was an adult when people started to talk poorly about "Political Correctness" for the first time and meaning it in a "You know what? Since that movie, Schindler's List, I haven't been able to say a thing against Jews without someone jumping down my throat."

    Yeah. That's what I think.
    I think people should get chagrinned whenever they speak their prejudice. It's not like anyone is undoing Freedom of Speech in the American Constitution yet. Hmm... there's some countries determining right now what kind of things they want on their social media and deciding that they don't want the hate stuff. The hate stuff is never going to build us as a country... look how behind the South was for so long. The more racist a state was, the less progress. Take Mississippi for example. If you're so busy expressing your hatred of a group and suppressing them, then you aren't working towards the good they are going to bring to the society.

    Anyway, nobody is AFRAID to say what they want except for the media in this country. Popularity or lack of popularity is sometimes the only personal consequence of hate, and I'm all for there being some personal consequences to hate.
    Compare this to the real fear that any persecuted group has suffered. It was what happened in WW2 that made people realize we do not want to persecute groups, however, I think people are forgetting all of this now.

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    Hi there! My answers may be slightly biased since I grew up in a very liberal part of the United States and also went to a very small liberal arts school for college.

    1. Are You FOR or AGAINST political correctness?

    I am for it however like @The Edwardian Spirit mentioned I do not think it should be used in a way to police people. I think we should reinforce diversity and try to educate others that may not be aware of the implication of their words. I do not think you should attack someone or assume their beliefs based on something they say. Such as a person assuming another's gender. They may just not know the correct pronouns or have ever been exposed to someone who is non-binary, transgender, etc. So, all-in-all I believe political correctness is good but in moderation.

    2. Why are you FOR or AGAINST political correctness?

    Kinda what I mentioned above but the reason I am for it is that I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with basic human respect. If someone feels that a certain word is offensive then why would I feel the need to use it? There are around 170,000 words in the English language. I am sure that I could find a synonym that is less offensive to use. I guess what I am saying is the US encourages individualism but yet there are a lot of people that get shunned or ostracized because they do not fit into the norm.

    3. Is your answer based on your experience and your perception of that experience or pure theoretical musing?

    Yes, most definitely. My answer is based on growing up and going to school with a lot of people that do not fit inside the "norm". I believe they are all fantastic people still and should be treated with respect. :) Of course, people are going to be on extremes of both sides, which I think is not the smartest thing to do, but I believe in moderation political correctness can bring us together.

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Edgar Friendly had the right idea.

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    "Where one burns books, one will soon burn people." — Heinrich Heine

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    Generally against. Being offensive isn't the issue, the why it should or shouldn't happen is more important.
    I live in a 90% Christian country, the amount of bullshit censoring and otherwise PC drama I've witnessed in decades is astounding. Just a month ago, some religious fascist dudes and a local Church 600km away managed to get a concert cancelled because they found it blasphemous, also some theatre plays from time to time. When I was in high school I had a teacher bully me because I didn't want to go to church with the school (yes we take trips to churches).
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