Is political correctness stifling debate?

Snake_Baker

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Quite the contrary - it's absolutely dominated by people with left wing beliefs. The polling and studies have made this extremely clear.
100% correct. It's mostly an ideology, and not a rigid science these days.

Unfortunately, it's academically flexible enough to facilitate political white-anting, and the pile in on this has been huge.
 

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Examples?

Actually I find it weird that I'm even in this thread. I agree with it. I probably don't think it's as big of a deal as it's made out to be, and as I've demonstrated to FireKraquora , I believe a more serious instutionalisation of anti free speech principals have taken place in the form of the american president. His own subreddit will not even allow one iota of disagreement and certainly parts of the right wing loves it's information bubbles and lack of free thought as much as anyone.
Examples? I've done the dozens of times before. Go through my historical posts.

If that isn't convincing enough, just look at the political leanings of the moderators. She dog is the only one who's not a lefty. What does that tell you? The decks are stacked.
 

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Examples? I've done the dozens of times before. Go through my historical posts.

If that isn't convincing enough, just look at the political leanings of the moderators. She dog is the only one who's not a lefty. What does that tell you? The decks are stacked.
This board has 2 mods.
 

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Right. But if they are looking the part then theres no issue is there? You wouldn't be suspicious of a bearded man wandering in the female toilets claiming to be a woman to whoever protests?

Again, that particular argument isnt claiming that genuine trans people are a danger; its pointing out a legal loophole which dangerous people can exploit.


As I said, I think all toilets should be unisex. It solves all sides of this issue.
 
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Right. But if they are looking the part then theres no issue is there? You wouldn't be suspicious of a bearded man wandering in the female toilets claiming to be a woman to whoever protests?

Again, that particular argument isnt claiming that genuine trans people are a danger; its pointing out a legal loophole which dangerous people can exploit.

Fwiw I think all toilets should be unisex. It solves all sides of this issue.
That particular argument is a facetious one designed to deny a group of people certain rights. Exactly how many kids are being abused by men dressing up as women and hiding in toilets. It is an absolutely ludicrous thing to be worried about.
 

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That particular argument is a facetious one designed to deny a group of people certain rights. Exactly how many kids are being abused by men dressing up as women and hiding in toilets. It is an absolutely ludicrous thing to be worried about.
So it's cool to give perverts access to female toilets because the won't be too many. Thanks for the clarification.
 

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So it's cool to give perverts access to female toilets because the won't be too many. Thanks for the clarification.
It must be strange being constantly afraid of non-existent threats. And on behalf of other people, too. I mean, if you really wanted to protect children from abuse, you’d keep them away from male family members, since that’s where the majority occurs. It’s almost like this argument is being made on disingenuous grounds.
 

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So it's if perverts are denied access to girls toilets men should be denied access to their children. You're a long way down the rabbit hole.
 

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You’re not denying perverts access to women’s toilets, you’re denying transgender people and either assuming they are perverts or inventing perverts to justify it.
 

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You're proposing giving men the right to enter female toilets as long as they dress as women. What could possibly go wrong?
 

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That particular argument is a facetious one designed to deny a group of people certain rights. Exactly how many kids are being abused by men dressing up as women and hiding in toilets. It is an absolutely ludicrous thing to be worried about.
I disagree.

It's not just kids either. Why do we seperate women from men in the first place?
 

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Your entire outlook is identity politics. You and others aren’t inhibited one bit in starting your own parties or being all over the media in vomiting up your right wing identity politics.
My entire outlook is against identity politics and for treating everyone fairly.

Clinton's campaign pretty much summed it up. CLINTON FOR BLACKS. CLINTON FOR HISPANICS etc.

No wonder MAGA was such a winner
 

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My entire outlook is against identity politics and for treating everyone fairly.

Clinton's campaign pretty much summed it up. CLINTON FOR BLACKS. CLINTON FOR HISPANICS etc.

No wonder MAGA was such a winner
Maga is nothing but emotional identity politics.

Trump got into this mess by literally questioning the identity of Obama.

Think.
 

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My entire outlook is against identity politics and for treating everyone fairly.

Clinton's campaign pretty much summed it up. CLINTON FOR BLACKS. CLINTON FOR HISPANICS etc.

No wonder MAGA was such a winner
That's the driving force behind identity politics.
 

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Your entire outlook is identity politics. You and others aren’t inhibited one bit in starting your own parties or being all over the media in vomiting up your right wing identity politics.
You will just end up in jail on trumped up charges, with your family in hiding after the 2000th credible death threat.

Hell of a trade off in supposed free Democratic societies.
 
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