• Are people too "PC" or "hyper-sensitive" these days?
  • Are people too "PC" or "hyper-sensitive" these days?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    5th August 2020 08:13 PM
    Posts
    1,935
    Wong
    45,741

    Are people too "PC" or "hyper-sensitive" these days?

    I use PC as a loose term. Like being politically correct in terms of NEVER offending anyone and making sure everyone is happy 24/7. I feel like there is a trend these days that has caused people to become too sensitive, specially online. What worries me is that these people who are too sensitive are making it so people have to walk on egg-shells at all times and then freedom of speech is basically broken.

    Like if someone wants to say something racist, it is their right to do so but they should have to deal with the backlash that follows that from people. To say people shouldn't use a word ever and it should be illegal is nonsense. I know it isn't as bad as it seems but the media is very focused on people right now who scream about their feelings being hurt.

    I almost feel like social media is part to blame for this level of "self-centeredness".

    What are your thoughts? Are people too sensitive these days?

  2. Like Sparkysaurus liked this post
  3. #2
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    12th July 2019 07:57 PM
    Location
    Bedford, UK
    Age
    25
    Posts
    803
    Personality
    jimhawking
    Wong
    19,509
    I was just thinking about this the other day. Some guy on Twitter... well, I won't bother trying to explain it since I can just as easily link to the tweet itself: https://twitter.com/notaxation/statu...42070050115584

    Yeah, the tweet itself is pretty dumb, it's like the kind of joke your dad would make or something. But what baffles me is the replies. 'Is this really the kind of person you want to be?' Hahaha what the fuck, since when did making a harmless joke make you 'that' kind of person? I think it's really sad that we've reached a point where we simply can't take a joke anymore. Comedians frequently make fun of people, including their audience, and it's bloody hilarious. People frequently make jokes about men, straight people, white people... (and as all three of those things I often find those jokes humorous) but suddenly the reverse isn't okay? I don't get it. Social justice and equality are important, but when did we stop being able to laugh at ourselves?



    Another thing I want to say, mostly regarding the guy responding to that tweet, is men in general who feel the need to 'stand up for women' over the internet. Men who are EXTREMELY VOCAL about being feminist, but like... women can stand up for themselves, don't you think? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of feminism in general, if men are arguing on behalf of women? I don't know, it just seems like they're out for validation if you ask me.

  4. Like Lightfreed, KorinKitty, Sparkysaurus liked this post
  5. #3
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 04:05 AM
    Posts
    1,172
    Personality
    jimhawking
    Wong
    22,669
    Yes. Yes they are. I could go on forever about this but I will try my best to not go overboard.

    I think we all should strive for some sensitivity towards each other, but it's one thing to maybe, say, not to pry into someone when they had a recent death in the family and it's another thing entirely for them to make a huge deal for not using their made up pronouns or not respect the fact that they are some reincarnation of a mighty dragon. I think the internet kind of help this mentality since there are many places online where it's practically an echo chamber and will just reinforce that everything you say is right and everyone else is wrong. That's why you get all this stupid shit like "whitesplaining" and "mansplaining". That, and it makes them try to look for wrongdoing in things that aren't there, like when they accused Hasbro of being against women and minorities for not including characters from the newer Star Wars movie in Star Wars monopoly and claiming that milk symbolizes white supremacy. I wish I made that last part up.

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8941

    And I see it seeping into movie reviews and games. I read a review for Logan (Pretty good movie BTW) that criticized it for not passing the bechdel test. Hell, when it comes to female characters, they will chastise it if it doesn't conform to feminist views. So what if a character isn't the embodiment of feminism? Why do every character that is female has to bend over backwards to fit this one world view? Why not just make them good characters and leave the political bullshit out of it?

    The only thing I take seriously about this is the thought of people taking this seriously. Media outlets give credence to people of this mindset with no backlash whatsoever. If you don't agree with their view points, then you're seen as the scum of the earth. There are folks in the youtube community trying to combat this, but considering how much hold political correctness has in the media, in film/TV and even western video games, I have a feeling it will be quite sometime before this blows over.

  6. Like KorinKitty, Scarab, Sparkysaurus liked this post
  7. #4
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    5th August 2020 08:13 PM
    Posts
    1,935
    Wong
    45,741
    I am glad others are aware of this mess. It seems like so many people want to just pretend this isn't a problem. They have no idea how this looks to kids. I am seeing so many kids become teens who are all self entitled and think the world owes them and if someone hurts their feelings, they need to pay for it! I have even seen people say death needs to come over hurting a person's feelings. I just don't get it.

    I am a white female and from where I sit, the worst thing you can be in society right now is a straight white male. I hate even saying that.

    Does anyone watch or know of Buzzfeed? They basically sum up the issues in their videos. They promote this hyper sensitive nation/world of crying and lashing out.

    As for the feminist movement... It hasn't been something to want to associate with in like 15 years now. It is mostly made up of women who are angry at men and hate men yet want to use them for sex and be above them in society.

    It is just a whole mess. A mess of radical cry babies.

  8. Agree Scarab agreed with this post
  9. #5
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    12th July 2019 07:57 PM
    Location
    Bedford, UK
    Age
    25
    Posts
    803
    Personality
    jimhawking
    Wong
    19,509
    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    And I see it seeping into movie reviews and games. I read a review for Logan (Pretty good movie BTW) that criticized it for not passing the bechdel test. Hell, when it comes to female characters, they will chastise it if it doesn't conform to feminist views. So what if a character isn't the embodiment of feminism? Why do every character that is female has to bend over backwards to fit this one world view? Why not just make them good characters and leave the political bullshit out of it?
    I think if those people want to see a certain type of character, it's up to them to make that happen. Rather than criticizing writers for not conforming to their personal worldview, actually WORK for a job in the industry instead of bitching about it on Twitter. There's nothing worse than a straight white man writing a 'feminist' character. You know, like a buzz-cut lesbian who rides a motorbike and smokes cigars while stabbing vampires in the penis. It's like they're just pandering to SJW culture, that's honestly kind of how Overwatch feels to me, with Tracer being revealed as a lesbian and all. Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see more diversity in our fictional characters but there's a fine line between doing it right, and doing it to 'fit in'.

  10. #6
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 04:05 AM
    Posts
    1,172
    Personality
    jimhawking
    Wong
    22,669
    Well don't forget Hari, when the comic of Tracer being gay came out, SJWs still got pissed because them being attractive was still meant to appeal to men. In order for it to be a "legitmate" progressive lesbian relationship, they have to both look like they spent the past 20 years eating nothing but KFC. Even if you try to please them, they will move the goal post and still get upset. You can't win with these folks. What baffles me is that developers don't seem to get it. They will always find ways that it's "problematic" so your best bet is to either ignore them or tell them to go to hell.

  11. Agree Scarab agreed with this post
  12. #7
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    12th July 2019 07:57 PM
    Location
    Bedford, UK
    Age
    25
    Posts
    803
    Personality
    jimhawking
    Wong
    19,509
    That's so true. You just can't win with a lot of these people, they're so transfixed with the idea of being a 'minority' and the idea that society as a whole is out to get them, that THEY are a victim, that they'll basically twist anything around to suit their personal agenda. They aren't even looking for progress, they're looking for drama, and what's even more absurd is that they've been getting their way. That radical feminist ideology seems to be seeping into our culture more and more, to the point where men are becoming self-hating whipping boys as a result. I agree Korin, it's a travesty.

  13. #8
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    5th August 2020 08:13 PM
    Posts
    1,935
    Wong
    45,741
    The key to understanding this epidemic or "virus" (as it is infecting people's minds) is that no matter what you do to please them, they will just find something else to complain about. It used to be just a "left wing" thing in the states but even the right wingers are doing it too. Everyone is becoming hypersensitive to everything and finding offensiveness in the smallest details.

    I actually told my husband the other day that the happiest people must be the ones who live in very small villages/towns who only focus on their own local news and people. Once you get closer to the city, you run in to more trouble. Ironically enough... People seem to be the most hostile and judgmental in major cities like New York, LA, and so on. These same people like to point the finger to the south and say they are racists, homophobes, and sexists when the majority of them aren't.

    I often say you can spot a racist, sexist, or homophobic person by how they treat others. Constantly calling other people those things says nothing about them but EVERYTHING about you. True racism isn't even a major problem anymore neither are women's rights in the US. There is still some bashing of the gay communities but it has decreased BIG TIME in just the last 5 years.

  14. #9
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last Seen
    7th December 2017 03:41 PM
    Posts
    191
    Wong
    3,601
    Absolutely. I think it's ridiculous how easily some people get "offended" these days. It's like they look for stuff to get upset about. Some are so busy trying to read between the lines to find anything that they make real issues seem less important.

    The thing that really gets to me though is how some demand respect, or "tolerance" for their cause, but then they aren't willing to give the same in return. You MUST support their agenda or you are a bigot (or w/e the favorite term of the day might be). There is zero room for disagreement, debate, or other opinions. That is not what tolerance means though. They can't have it both ways. If they can't respect opposing opinions, they can't demand respect for theirs.

    The whole thought police thing just runs all over me. You can't legislate thought. You can't just demand that people change their feelings or beliefs.

  15. #10
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last Seen
    14th May 2017 07:25 PM
    Posts
    54
    Wong
    271
    I think that everyone knows that we are all a little more PC these days as to what we say and all of that, which on the surface is probably good. There are certainly times though when we really do just need to look at facts and address them as that, and I not talking about anything in particular but rather a whole host of things.

Similar Threads

  1. Animals are not "people too"
    By Gamesha in forum Blue Heaven
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 31st October 2017, 03:53 PM
  2. [eBay - JP Listing] Light Novels: "Up" and "Down"
    By Mantis in forum Outlaw Store (Archive)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 5th July 2017, 03:16 AM
  3. Does the "news" make things worse?
    By KorinKitty in forum Blue Heaven
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th May 2017, 01:28 AM
  4. What was the most "Feel Good" moment of the series for you?
    By KorinKitty in forum Outlaw Star Anime
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th April 2017, 12:11 AM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27th March 2017, 06:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Affiliates
Are people too "PC" or "hyper-sensitive" these days? Revillution.net - Your portal to entertainment! The Syndicate Lounge