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LSemmens - 8-11-2017 at 04:30

by a play that mocks Political Correctness Despite not having either seen, or read the play!


John_Little - 8-11-2017 at 08:05

I do support efforts to improve language and steer culture away from unhelpful stereotypical ideas, but I shrink from radical PC and thought police. Guidance is the way forward. Not PC facism.


Nimuae - 14-11-2017 at 19:13

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Originally posted by John_Little
I do support efforts to improve language and steer culture away from unhelpful stereotypical ideas, but I shrink from radical PC and thought police. Guidance is the way forward. Not PC facism.


Excellent post!


John_Little - 15-11-2017 at 09:02

Thank you!:)


Katzy - 15-11-2017 at 10:57

I'm about as PC as Alf Garnett.

Well, maybe a little bit more. :D


scholar - 15-11-2017 at 22:56

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"The issue we all have with it is that [Weller] is an older, straight [sic] gendered, able-bodied and white man. It isn't his place to be stirring the pot," said Andrew Childs '18 in a phone interview for a Hoot article published on Sept. 29. Andrew Childs is an Undergraduate Department Representative for the Theater Arts Department and a member of the season's "play selection committee."


That opening description would describe me, as well.

I suppose it makes no difference that I have ministered to every kind of person that the Lord has sent my way. It appears that Childs thinks one such as I is not entitled to express such opinions as Weller is doing.


marymary100 - 15-11-2017 at 23:10

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Originally posted by scholar
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"The issue we all have with it is that [Weller] is an older, straight [sic] gendered, able-bodied and white man. It isn't his place to be stirring the pot," said Andrew Childs '18 in a phone interview for a Hoot article published on Sept. 29. Andrew Childs is an Undergraduate Department Representative for the Theater Arts Department and a member of the season's "play selection committee."


That opening description would describe me, as well.

I suppose it makes no difference that I have ministered to every kind of person that the Lord has sent my way. It appears that Childs thinks one such as I is not entitled to express such opinions as Weller is doing.




You, from your posts, express the opinions often of your societal context. You don't often express pro-Muslim, pro-Lesbian, pro-socialised medicine opinions for example. It is not hard to extrapolate from that that you would find it hard to "get" some alternative view points. The very fact that you mention "the Lord" is a bit of a giveaway and nullifies your argument.


LSemmens - 17-11-2017 at 01:12

Nor do I, Mary. I do not "support" their choices, but that does not prevent me from "loving" (i.e. in a non sexual way) them, or befriending them. I, too have a right to an opinion and should be able to venture that opinion without fear. Provided I give my reasons in an intelligent manner then I have the right to said opinion, be it right or wrong. In the OP this issue is not that the play was blocked but that those "thought police" did not even research the issue that they were "protesting".


Katzy - 17-11-2017 at 10:16

Nowadays, people seem to ready to protest about things, without really researching what's really going on.

Sad...


scholar - 18-11-2017 at 03:49

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Originally posted by marymary100
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Originally posted by scholar
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"The issue we all have with it is that [Weller] is an older, straight [sic] gendered, able-bodied and white man. It isn't his place to be stirring the pot," said Andrew Childs '18 in a phone interview for a Hoot article published on Sept. 29. Andrew Childs is an Undergraduate Department Representative for the Theater Arts Department and a member of the season's "play selection committee."


That opening description would describe me, as well.

I suppose it makes no difference that I have ministered to every kind of person that the Lord has sent my way. It appears that Childs thinks one such as I is not entitled to express such opinions as Weller is doing.




You, from your posts, express the opinions often of your societal context. You don't often express pro-Muslim, pro-Lesbian, pro-socialised medicine opinions for example. It is not hard to extrapolate from that that you would find it hard to "get" some alternative view points. The very fact that you mention "the Lord" is a bit of a giveaway and nullifies your argument.

"It is not hard to extrapolate from that. . . " is true: a person can easily extrapolate to false results. But, my true-life experience is very different from your extrapolation.

It seems strange to me that you would say mention of the Lord "nullifies [my] argument," when I made no argument.


marymary100 - 18-11-2017 at 08:29

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Originally posted by scholar
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Originally posted by marymary100
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Originally posted by scholar
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"The issue we all have with it is that [Weller] is an older, straight [sic] gendered, able-bodied and white man. It isn't his place to be stirring the pot," said Andrew Childs '18 in a phone interview for a Hoot article published on Sept. 29. Andrew Childs is an Undergraduate Department Representative for the Theater Arts Department and a member of the season's "play selection committee."


That opening description would describe me, as well.

I suppose it makes no difference that I have ministered to every kind of person that the Lord has sent my way. It appears that Childs thinks one such as I is not entitled to express such opinions as Weller is doing.




You, from your posts, express the opinions often of your societal context. You don't often express pro-Muslim, pro-Lesbian, pro-socialised medicine opinions for example. It is not hard to extrapolate from that that you would find it hard to "get" some alternative view points. The very fact that you mention "the Lord" is a bit of a giveaway and nullifies your argument.

"It is not hard to extrapolate from that. . . " is true: a person can easily extrapolate to false results. But, my true-life experience is very different from your extrapolation.

It seems strange to me that you would say mention of the Lord "nullifies [my] argument," when I made no argument.


You have unless of course you are agreeing with the op that the the older, straight, white male shouldn't stir the pot.

We are all the sum total of our experiences and education. A straight white female would find it harder to understand the outlook of a one-armed black lesbian unless they really went out of their comfort zone and tried to find out what made them tick. I only know a bit more about things outside my personal experience because I do a lot of research and work with a large number of people and their families so I've seen a lot more than most.