Is political correctness stifling debate?

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Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2016
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2.25. Massive cringe.

“By the way, the women are always saving the men around here. You might want to consider changing the name to the X-Women.”
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2016
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A bunch of 70 campaigners force a comedian off the bill of the Melbourne Fringe Festival because they are dismayed, alarmed, concerned and disturbed about a performance they haven't seen. Now no one gets to see it.


According to their website the Festival

champions cultural democracy – art for anyone. We celebrate freedom of artistic expression, we take voices from the margins and amplify them across the city. Fringe embraces risk through our uncurated festival which supports anyone to participate.​
We work year round as educators, promoters, and creators. We are supporters, we are challengers, we rock the boat and we question the status quo.​
Our participants and our audiences are at the heart of what we do. They are the risk-takers and the art-makers. They are creative, they are bold, they are diverse.​

There's no cultural democracy. There's no risk taking. No rocking the rocking the boat or status quo being questioned. There's diversity as long as it's the right kind of diversity. In short it's not a Fringe Festival at all - it’s a PC Festival.
 

Noidenous

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A bunch of 70 campaigners force a comedian off the bill of the Melbourne Fringe Festival because they are dismayed, alarmed, concerned and disturbed about a performance they haven't seen. Now no one gets to see it.


According to their website the Festival

champions cultural democracy – art for anyone. We celebrate freedom of artistic expression, we take voices from the margins and amplify them across the city. Fringe embraces risk through our uncurated festival which supports anyone to participate.​
We work year round as educators, promoters, and creators. We are supporters, we are challengers, we rock the boat and we question the status quo.​
Our participants and our audiences are at the heart of what we do. They are the risk-takers and the art-makers. They are creative, they are bold, they are diverse.​

There's no cultural democracy. There's no risk taking. No rocking the rocking the boat or status quo being questioned. There's diversity as long as it's the right kind of diversity. In short it's not a Fringe Festival at all - it’s a PC Festival.
Diversity = Zero diversity.
 

JW Frogen

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Nov 29, 2004
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Yes, yes PC is damaging both debate and the basic DNA of humanity.

Turning us into a bunch of half witted sea slugs munching on slogans at the bottom of the sea lanes and not thinking at all.
 

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