How politically correct are you?

AnotherBrother AnotherBrother
From wikipedia:

Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, certain other religions, beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contexts, and, as purported by the term, doing so to an excessive extent. In current usage, the term is primarily pejorative, while the term politically incorrect has been used as an implicitly positive self-description. Examples of the latter include the conservative The Politically Incorrect Guide published by Regnery Publishing and the television talk show Politically Incorrect. In these cases, the term politically incorrect connotes language, ideas, and behavior unconstrained by a perceived orthodoxy or by concerns about offending or expressing bias regarding various groups of people.

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So, friends and neighbors, which end do you see yourself on?

Please play nice. All hearts are in the right place, even if you say things differently!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Politically correct and I try to stay as updated on new inoffensive terms as possible
28
Politically correct even if I can be out of date sometimes
33
Politically correct and forever correcting other people about it
6
Politically incorrect by choice (give reasons please)
13
Politically incorrect by accident (amusing stories please?)
5
Politically incorrect because I've always been that way
21
Other? (please explain)
15
Total votes: 121 (95 voters)
Poll is closed
07/09/2012
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Peggi Peggi
If I feel something is blatantly rude, I try to be as politically correct as I feel is needed, but I also feel it has been taken WAY too far, so I feel a lot of it is just silly. I guess I am "politically incorrect" because I've always been that way, and don't feel most of it needs to be changed.

In some ways I think people need to toughen up! Though there are certain lines I feel should NEVER be crossed. I just try not to cross those lines.
07/09/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
People who constantly find something to be offended by annoy the Hell out of me. It's one thing to be offended by blatant social injustices, such as racial, sexual, or religious discrimination. However, there are some people who look to get butthurt about pretty much anything. I guess that makes me politically incorrect. Meh....
07/09/2012
talon4196 talon4196
Screw PC
07/09/2012
L&P3040 L&P3040
I'm politically incorrect. But I think that political correctness is something that consistently evolves. Right know b/c of my beliefs and such I'd be considered an asshole by most, but in 10 years I'll be correct again. Just the way the world turns I guess.
07/09/2012
meitman meitman
I voted other because I wasn't sure how to vote this one. I'm never intentionally offensive to anyone and am conscience of how my words are perceived, but I don't pretend to know every politically incorrect term. There are just too many and more being made up every day. I can't keep up.
07/09/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Maybe out of date but I always pick my words veryvery carefully all the time, and especially when it comes to such things, as everybody deserves min. the basic respect!
07/09/2012
RonLee RonLee
The work Ron is substantially more... uh buttoned down than the away from work Ron.
07/09/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I despise the whole 'politically correct' paradigm. I don't go out of my way to insult people, but people need a sense of humor and tolerance for those that they disagree with.
07/10/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by AnotherBrother
From wikipedia:

Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in ... More
With my friends, we're respectful even if we may use the wrong term, etc. They understand so it's not a big deal. But with others, I try my best to 'stay on the money'.
07/10/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
People who constantly find something to be offended by annoy the Hell out of me. It's one thing to be offended by blatant social injustices, such as racial, sexual, or religious discrimination. However, there are some people who look to get ... More
This is a lot of how I feel as well, but I do think some down right hatefullness is just crossing a line. I'm mostly just whatever though. I don't try to update on what every person wants to be called and such. It's not my job. I'm a fu*** person. It is not my job to know what you like to be called. I just be kind and if that doesn't work, then I write it off. I can only know so much, but will always be kind and understanding.

I really don't care what the world sees as right and wrong. I don't go by that. I go by what I believe in and what I know (for very own person) is right and wrong. I really don't worry much about what the rest of the world is doing or what "wrong fad" has come about each month. I just simply am who I am and really don't plan on bending my beliefs or feelings just because it's a fad for the rest of the world at that particular moment. Like I said. I just be kind. That's all.
07/10/2012
GONE! GONE!
I can't stand people who try to be PC just because they want to be seen a certain way. They are so smug. People should try to be respectful and not offensive out of concern for real people's feelings, not out of a selfish regard for their own status.
Unfortunately, that's basically what most people who care about having the most updated list of perfect PC words are about and it pisses me off, especially as someone who falls under multiple categories of people they should be trying to be sensitive too.
07/10/2012
Mwar Mwar
Socially, I am not very PC. In public, where I am being assessed for a potential job/opportunity, I am.
07/10/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I'm not PC at all. In general I think people these days get offended just to get offended at something. My thoughts are that you *choose* how you react to something. Words are just words and you can choose to let them not mean anything to you. People call me all sorts of non-PC things all the time. Doesn't bother me because I have better things to worry about. I'd rather not live in a state of constant upset. In fact, I think for the most part the more we use non-PC terms the less power we give to them. The more we skirt around words the more offensive they get. If I offend people I usually tell them they need to thicken up some. I also try not to hang around people who are easily offended because I tend to be an offensive person.
07/10/2012
Billie Bones Billie Bones
I try to use PC terms for groups I don't identify within because its not my place to push those boundaries and further marginalize people. I use a lot of not PC terms for groups I do identify within but in a "taking it back" kind of way. For example, I identify with words like queer and dyke. But if a straight boy called me a dyke I would probably punch him.
07/11/2012
pestilence pestilence
My personal focus is on using non-oppressive language rather than "politically correct" speech. If a word or phrase harms members of a marginalized group (such as racist or other slurs, etc.), I'll avoid using it, but I never bother censoring my speech merely to keep bigots comfortable.

For example, I'll avoid posting depictions of the prophet Mohammed out of respect for practicing Muslims since doing so does nothing to harm other groups, but I'll never avoid talking about the realities of queer and trans* experiences because a conservative religious person tells me that it makes them uncomfortable.
07/13/2012
sodapin sodapin
I suppose I'm mostly politically correct, though I don't usually scold others unless it's hugely offensive (especially to people present in that situation). I dislike being lectured on other people's views of political correctness though, especially if they're not explicit "rules".
07/14/2012
humblepie humblepie
I'm pretty politically correct, but I do have limits. The recent "suicide-shaming" incident on tumblr comes to mind: someone posted that they were considering suicide, and when someone tried to talk them out of it they were scolded by a third party who encouraged the depressed individual to "do what they felt was right".
07/14/2012
pestilence pestilence
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Originally posted by humblepie
I'm pretty politically correct, but I do have limits. The recent "suicide-shaming" incident on tumblr comes to mind: someone posted that they were considering suicide, and when someone tried to talk them out of it they were scolded by ... More
Oh, Tumblr. It terrifies me how some people on there will have such strong opinions on ableism without actually understanding mental illness in any way whatsoever or grasping how their "anti-oppressiveness" can be dangerous.
07/16/2012
TboyTy TboyTy
My PC score fluctuates based on several different factors; time, place, crowd, my own mood, and topic of discussion. I understand that work is a place to be completely PC, but if I'm having a discussion with close friends I'll speak my mind. That being said there are a select few un-PC words you would never hear out of my mouth, mostly relating to race, religion, and medical conditions.
07/16/2012
Boyqueen Boyqueen
First option for me.
07/23/2012
hey steady hey steady
Quote:
Originally posted by AnotherBrother
From wikipedia:

Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in ... More
The worlds gone mad! and PC is just too much x
07/26/2012
snowyslut snowyslut
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Originally posted by AnotherBrother
From wikipedia:

Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in ... More
Politically correct in the sense of "freedom fries" and sticking to what the mainstream would consider acceptable politics, hell no.

Politically correct as in deliberately doing everything I can do keep from hurting people, hell yeah.

Why wouldn't I? Anything else would be choosing to be ignorant and hurtful, I think.
07/29/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Politically correct to a point - there's a limit when not being just makes you sound ignorant.
07/29/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I try to be politically correct, within reason. A lot of people take it to the extreme to the point where we can't even have opinions anymore. I think so long as you aren't being ignorant or purposefully hurtful, I think it is fine to not be perfect.
08/15/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I try to be as absolutely politically correct as I can be without being insanely overboard about it.
08/17/2012
lineswecast lineswecast
Very - I'm conscious of hurting other peoples' feelings (and I often play PC police in my somewhat intolerant family).
08/18/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
I try to stay very PC but to never be aggressive about it...that's no way to convince someone of your argument.
08/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't like when people are intolerant. I also don't like when people like to play Victim.

I've been researching the Holocaust lately and I think if we allow ourselves to become to callous to the needs of groups of people different than ourselves, disaster happens.

But, I draw the line at "looking for things to be offended about" which I see people (many of whom describe themselves as "politically INcorrect" all the time) seem to like to do.

I'm not going to put a label on myself, though.
08/18/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by AnotherBrother
From wikipedia:

Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in ... More
I really hate the term PC, but I guess I am. I just hate how it gets a bad name because everyone just seems to think we're the "easily offended" ones.
08/25/2012
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