Are people too sensitive... has political correctness run amok?
March 21, 2007 9:57pm CST
Over the years I've seen political correctness snowball into the massive force that it is today. It seems as if everything is shaped by whose feelings might get hurt. From the media, to schools to the workplace to the internet--the last bastion of free spreech (supposedly), to this very site...we all choose our words very carefully, coldly, blandly, and politically or else someone is sure to be offended. Are we all really that sensitive?!?
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• United States
9 May 07
I think that people have become too sensitive. But that's the way society has "designed" them to be. There is a thing called tact of course, but being politically correct is turning people into pathetic weenies. (oops, I don't think that's politically correct) Why can't people say it like it is without offending someone. Why "african american"? They have dark skin, therefore can be called black. I don't get offended when someone calls me white. When I refer to a black person I'm not being racist or purposefully offensive. It's just what they are. Also, what about fat people? Yes, I said fat. "Don't call them that, it will hurt their feelings." Ummm, last time I checked if your overweight, you're pretty much fat. So that's what I'm gonna call you. It's who you are, why not accept that fact and be ok when people state the obvious. My last thing then I'll stop ranting...if one is using these terms in a derrogatory (spelling?) sense then yes, take it as offensive. But if they're just using them to casually state the fact, live with it and grow a spine.
• United States
10 May 07
I really couldn't agree with you more. Politcal correctness is making everyone far too touchy. It's like you're not allowed to be honest anymore. Being honest now, hurts someone's feelings. Shakespeare said it best, "A rose by another or name..." Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.