For now, but look at other countries, they are threatening people with arrests by deeming a post being "offensive". I find that scary. There are two sides to an argument, not one. I just find this could easily get blown out of proportion and be counterproductive to the internet as a whole without any sense of reasoning. Policing the internet won't fix anything substantial.Saladin wrote: What are you talking about with regards to internet censorship or political correctness? Like, the internet is clearly not going anywhere. It's perhaps more uncensored and crazy than it's *ever* been.
I had BLM activists literally shove flyers in my face and called me a "racist white pig" when I walked away. Yeah, this crap is happening on many college campuses. They get a free pass to do so though, since campus security is too afraid to intervene due to a fucking possible controversy in the media. Explain that one dude. (I'm not hating against you by any means, but seriously. how do you defend that?)Saladin wrote:Also, it's been a few years since I've been in college, but it wasn't my experience at all that people were running around censoring people or some dumb shit like that. People tend to be oversensitive babies, but it's usually just a self-righteous phase people go through in their 20's. I don't see it as a problem at all.
I think the larger conversation about social justice is really, really important. Particularly in this election, because I don't think the media misrepresents it at all. If anything, they probably undersell it.
The first half is the medias problem with misinforming their audiences, yeah I know, what a shocker. What oppression do women face in a Western society? Look at what they did with "fair representation in the media". We get fucking Anita. I'm glad in America less than 15% of the population dictates our entire culture and influences the entertainment industry now, high fucking five there. Oh, well in the UK only 7% identify as feminist. I get where you're coming from, but no, third wave feminism is almost as bad as modernistic BLM. It's all inspired by hate, not """""equality""""". I'm sure you don't feel the same way but that's how I perceive it. Again, I don't have any grievance with you, that's just how I feel on said subjects. At least I have the balls to talk about it and I wish more people out there (and on pf) would. Well yeah, of course women hate Trump, that's not rocket science. Most people hate Trump, but as you mentioned before, people are dumb enough to endorse his campaign in the crazy amount of numbers due to deep rooted animosity.Saladin wrote:I think the larger conversation about social justice is really, really important. Particularly in this election, because I don't think the media misrepresents it at all. If anything, they probably undersell it.
A good example is all the police killings of unarmed men that keep making the news. There were reports for decades of that happening, but no one ever believed the people it happened to because they were typically poor, non-white or both. The popularity, and non-censored nature, of the internet has allowed undeniable evidence of shit like that to explode in a way that's undeniable.
Similarly, I think women's issues are finally being heard after decades of having no popular representation in the media. Even watching old tv shows from the 90's can be fucking cringe inducing when you realize how far we've come. A lot of that shit goes overboard, but so what. Feminists of one stripe or another have been saying ridiculous shit for a hundred years, and no one takes them seriously. But the ones who do raise legitimate points typically get lumped in with the rest for nakedly partisan reasons.
The gender divide in the voting populace this election is literally unprecedented. Women basically aren't voting for Trump. Not literally of course, the divide is like 70-30. But electorally speaking, there's never been a divide that large, it's the first time in American history. And obviously, it's not hard to understand why.
Yeah, I personally think the "PC stuff" is fucking bullshit (rip ASU), but I don't disagree with you on your closing statement. I think the real story is if she'll run free speech and the internet's sanctity into the ground on a global level to support her corrupt narrative to turn the world into a gigantic false bubble of reality. I'm a registered Independent. I don't give a flying fuck about super liberal or conservative ethos, even though I've been called "alt-right" on many social media platforms, which I seriously don't even know what the fuck that means tbh, but yeah. I understand your enthusiasm and agree/disagree on some of your points, but either way, I think we're all fucked for the next 4-8 years regardless who wins. We have opposing views, what a shocker, but I still get what you're trying to say and respect it. (huh, if only our Presidential candidates thought the same way...)Saladin wrote:Even if you don't like "PC" stuff, which I don't even think is a real *thing*, just something people whine about, Trump is a completely bigoted piece of shit who very likely did sexually assault women. Not hard to understand why he's not winning the female vote.
In any case, Hillary is very clearly going to win and we're probably going to have 4-8 years of another Obama equivalent. That is to say, a President that will do jack shit because she'll be obstructed at every turn by Republicans about literally everything, no matter how mundane.
The real story over the next few years is what twisted monstrosity the right-wing is going to turn into now that traditional Republican bullshit is dead.
please more of you pf ppl reply, btw. this is kinda important. for discussion sake at least.