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Timeline of political correctness?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by jsmoke, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 7,620

    I used to think TB and his wife were big players in the PC movement. They probably had a fair involvement in it but after watching a recent interview even he thinks it's got quite out of control. I agree with some of it but it could ultimately lead to communist style control, maybe that not a bad thing?

    So where did it all originate, I assume partly from the feminist movement of the 70's/80's and 90's and the hatred of the so called conservative posh boy elites many of who seemed to be either born or destined intonl money, privilege and power, personally I quite liked those types even though I never really came across any.

    It doesn't really interfere with me now I'm living back in smaller towns but I was just interested in it's origins.

    I see some guy at a boxing match was forceably removed for wearing a union jack waistcoat etc, I assume this is part of the PC thinking, maybe other things happened at the match but it seems not.

  2. Tony Edwards


    Joined: Feb 4, 2018

    Posts: 3,387

    Well I think the womens suffragettes of the early 1900's might have a say about that. Then include christian values and well you are talking over 2000 years. Its not so much when did PC start its more when did we become so condescending and offensive.
  3. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 13,772

    The P.Cness we have today probably started in the late 90s.

    But being offended at everything has only recently become fashion. Also teaching kids to be thin skinned.
  4. JeditOjanen


    Joined: Feb 7, 2011

    Posts: 4,481

    Someone on security at that event told the real story. The guy in the waistcoat had previously been warned for aggressive behaviour, and he was actually thrown out for taking a crap on the floor.
  5. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,803

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Patriotism. Brings a tear to the eye.

    Good on you, son. Good on you.
  6. Mr Badger


    Joined: Dec 27, 2009

    Posts: 6,525

    This. Is. Brexit.

    Also, starting an SC thread with a Daily Mail link...
  7. StarShock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 6, 2005

    Posts: 1,617

    when was exodus? like 4000 years ago? pretty sure that's when that SJW Moses set out his PC gone mad rules about respecting people
  8. nox_uk


    Joined: Sep 12, 2006

    Posts: 626

    i'd concur with this, and this is also around the time when the internet boom started. I think the two are linked, at least a bit. All of a sudden we have people communicating non-verbally and missing the intended meaning of a lot of comments (due to lack of phonetic inflection) that could be taken two ways. It then kinda steam rolled down the route we have today where some people can't make a joke publicly without risk of being sued :(
  9. Sleepery


    Joined: Jun 4, 2003

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    Location: Fraggle Rock

    This is your fundamental problem Jsmoke: you assume. It fits your world-view, so you assume it to be true. Half this damn forum is you assuming stuff and everyone else vainly trying to sway you.
  10. Gigabit


    Joined: Apr 9, 2012

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    So he was kicked out for being a **** basically.

    The irony of this is the right-wingers who accuse lefties of being "**********" (that snowy word - why is this blanked out?) seem to get outraged at everything.

    I see no actual increase in political correctness, just the media's obsession with reducing the advances of people. There's a lot of comparison between people today fighting for rights and those fighting 100 years ago.
  11. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    When I was a lad everyone was allowed to be offensive and racist and nobody batted an eye lid. The good old days.
  12. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

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    Location: Oxfordshire

    Feminism started with white goods and the vote. The point is to get women into work. They've got twice as many people working for the same cost as one person. One salary used to be enough for a family, now you need two salaries. With both parents working there's also childcare costs. So they're both working but the family is financially worse off, doesn't get proper meals, kids aren't raised properly.

    The stuff about lgbt further serves to blur the traditional male and female family roles.

    Race is harder because there was legit racism but now it's gotten blurry I think people are crying wolf.
  13. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

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    Location: La France

    1990s when the liberal left decided that they’d won the cultural war that started in the 1960s.

    Teflon Tony and Slot Gob have a lot to answer for.
  14. mid_gen


    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,455

    The tit in the OP was told to remove his union jack waistcoat because no flags of any kind are allowed in the crowd.

    It's enforced for safety reasons to prevent boozed up pillocks in the crowd finding excuses to fight. Nothing to do with political correctness.

    So, once again jsmoke, you're talking utter ********.
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