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post #1 of 16
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I want to start lobbying against political correctness.

I'm not joking. I really think that the lengths to which this has been taken are going to have long term damaging outcomes for our kids.

I agree with political correctness in terms of gender or race discrimination, equality in the workplace, and in other arenas, but really, the `adults only' rating on Sesame Street was the last straw for me.

How are our children ever going to learn the value of earning your rewards, striving for merit, getting through disappointment, learning to respect others, healthy competition and making their own decisions when PC is being taken so far? I don't understand it. I think people really need to stop accepting this kind of ridiculous rubbish and refuse to allow our society to be turned into a community of automatons who never ripple the pond or rock the boat.

It's truly outrageous. Thoughts, anyone?
post #2 of 16
Think you're on the right track - PC - taken far enough might eventually produce more laws against "free speech" ... it's good to help people understand when they are "trash talking", but, YIKES - what's next - we're off to jail for mis-spoken words?

Sorry, didn't see the thing on TV that you're referring to.
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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
There's another thread about it here in IMO that I started earlier...about the stupidest, dumbest most offensive thing I'd ever heard....
post #4 of 16
I found your other thread.

Okay, there's just no words!

Adults gone WILD!

Children - we need children to be children - and, speaking for this adult - I'd like to return to the age of innocence, too....

... spare me, please, - from this PC absurd thinking run amok.

Chicken Little may have been right, - the sky IS falling, only, it's not the "rain of reason" - it's all the PC idiots.

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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well I can tell you this - my child will be watching Sesame Street. I can't imagine childhood without it, to be honest.
post #6 of 16
Oh blah to political correctness.

Seriously? Could we be putting today's kids in a bigger bubble?

How about smacking their hands every time they try to do something?

Life's not life if it's all rules....no matter what you do you break one & get punished!
post #7 of 16
Nope, can't smack their hands. That's abusive.

I agree - in an effort to not offend anyone, PC-ness has gone way beyond. You cannot sanitize EVERYTHING.

Puritanism is supposed to be long gone from this country, but unfortunately, we are still a country loaded with hypocritical prudes who will say "Do as I say, not as I do."

What a pathetic joke the USA has become.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
What a pathetic joke the USA has become.
That sums it up right there. Sometimes I'm ashamed to tell people where I'm from!
post #9 of 16
I think some people often put way too much weight on political correctness and not enough on common sense and tact!
post #10 of 16
I'll be glad to join the anti-political correctness. Things have gotten way too out of hand.

Soon it will be you cannot speak ANY words other then Yes or No! And probably "No" will eventually be banned!
post #11 of 16
I am totally with you. I'm disgusted by that Sesame St thing; most of my friends grew up watching it and I don't think Big Bird can be blamed for any of their problems!!

It isn't too bad over here. I absolutely agree with PC-ness when it comes to race, religion etc; however having to call a short person 'vertically challenged' is taking it a little too far IMO.
post #12 of 16
IMO people that take PC to far are actually doing more harm to kids than good. I'm sorry but I honestly don't think that a child watching Sesame Street is going to think bert and erinie are gay, big bird has mental promlems, and whatever else is being claimed. People need to stop and realize that children don't have that sort of mind set. That way of thinking is learned not ingrained from birth.
post #13 of 16
It's like the magic roundabout - so many drug inuendoes. And has anyone seen Shrek 3? - Burn the bra? These shows have got to have adult humour in them so that we can chuckle away to ourselves while watching it with our kids. The kids haven't a clue. Unless an adult says "bert and ernie are gay!" a kid isn't going to think that up on their own, they are too naive. And who says they even know what gay is?

PC - Too far. It's not so bad here but there are still many things wrong with the UK.

One day, every baby born will have their eyes taped shut and their mouths sewn up. I'm sure the politciians would love that.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by sadieandziggy View Post
It's like the magic roundabout - so many drug inuendoes. And has anyone seen Shrek 3? - Burn the bra? These shows have got to have adult humour in them so that we can chuckle away to ourselves while watching it with our kids. The kids haven't a clue. Unless an adult says "bert and ernie are gay!" a kid isn't going to think that up on their own, they are too naive. And who says they even know what gay is?

PC - Too far. It's not so bad here but there are still many things wrong with the UK.

One day, every baby born will have their eyes taped shut and their mouths sewn up. I'm sure the politciians would love that.


I mean, really kids really don't pick up on these things....they still think its funny to make silly faces at each other.

Besides the way I look at it: Make something PC is like putting a fresh coat of paint on your garbage. You garbage looks pretty, but really it's still garbage.
post #15 of 16
PC has absolutely gone to far. It's the same in Aust. Are we meant to be a lot of newts. Not being able to call females women, children girls & boys. There's no longer police men & women etc, etc, etc. Everyone is being desexed.
Kids don't know about such things. In my mothers day, being gay, was being happy. It was sung about in lots of songs.
Wake up world, bring back sanity.
post #16 of 16
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I remember once watching a show where a bunch of kids from different ethnic origins were asked questions about what they thought was different about each of them. They all said, without exception `Oh well Johnny can run faster than me' or `Jenny's got three Barbie dolls and I have seven' etc etc. Not `she's black' or `he's Asian' or anything like that.

Kids just don't NOTICE these things - unless they are brought up to do so. Or indoctrinated. All this over-the-top political correctness is going to bring to their attention things that children simply never paid attention to before - and would never pay attention to unless it were pointed out to them. What a confusing way to grow up. To be wondering why people are so singled out because they are female, or black, or tall, or gay. In my opinion all of these attempts to blend everyone in together are just making certain groups stand out even more - because of all the attention being drawn to them.

Children will grow up wondering whether or not they can ever say anything without it being taken out of context, or have someone correct them for noticing that ALL people are different.

I like what GoldenKitty said - soon we won't even be able to use the word `no' anymore. Goodness - what will happen to us all then?
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