"Politically correct" may have been the voice of many over the years. Why on earth do we always love and hate it? If there is no political correctness, will we return to a world where everything is more simple?
What is political correctness, can you eat it?
In the last article, we talked about Scarlett Johansson's view of political correctness, in which she caused controversy by saying in a conversation that "art should be immune to political correctness". But what exactly is political right(PC)? And why does it seem to be a "dirty word" and everyone avoids it? According to the American Heritage Dictionary,it is defined as:
"A particular socio-political ideology that specifically describes a liberal perspective that focuses on and promotes inclusion among ethnic, class, gender, and sexually inclined communities and reduces offense." (Conforming to a particular sociopolitical e point of view, farly to a liberal point of view view photoed wit h promoteing tolerance and fofing an in-matters of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.)
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the rise of the word "politically correct" was around the end of the 1970s. After the 1980s, it gradually appeared in American newspapers and magazines, and referred to as the PC.
1. Recognition of the unjust privileges brought about by different races, genders and classes
2. Admit that as a privileged class, individuals should try to reduce this power imbalance
3. Encourage vulnerable groups to speak out and point to the fact that they have been silenced, weakened and marginalized in the past
Why do people hate political correctness? "Why are you so serious about joking?" Are you depriving me of my freedom of speech? 」
But this ideology of mixing politics and social justice, when used in context, is as much an "uncomfortable" feeling as Scarlett's.
When "political correctness" is gradually transformed into a derogatory term. Some even refer to those who abide by political correctness, mockingly calling "Socialjusticewarrior", or "justice warrior".
"Before laughing Indian English is very bad all right, now actually want to apologize?" 」
"The Filipino domestic helper's foreign labour is a ponies, not the same as "shifting"? In other words, will they be better off? 」
"As long as human beings are still scruples about the political correctness of the day, there is no "true equality", true equality should be my joke snoist to anyone, it doesn't matter the world ah. 」
Many people hate political correctness for several reasons:
1. "Is it good for me that politics is right?" 」
In the past, we grew up living in a world full of prejudice, princesses have a look. A man has a look. Homosexuality has a look. The natives have a look. Many of the jokes, stereotypes, are in fact stereotypes. But when such "unconscious bias" is finally pointed out, it means that we need to make a difference. (Extended Reading:Are you also unconscious lying about bias between D.amp;I strategies?) True equality is not tolerance but integration .
It's uncomfortable to make a change. Many people don't feel they have anything to do with this benefit. Respect for a few voices, treat women as independent individuals, support the rights and interests of gay families, in their past growth experience is relatively scarce.
We don't have enough imagination about the "politically correct" world, and naturally there will be a lot of panic that's magnified.
2. "It's politically correct, but it's going to hurt me, right?" 」
This perception of this mentality can harm one's own, derived from the so-called sense of relative deprivation, which refers to when some of the individual ranks in the group rise, often lead to the dissatisfaction of other ethnic groups, think that they have caused losses. When "political correctness" becomes a trend, people start to worry that I won't be trampled by women? Will The First Nations just get more seats? Am I trying again and not have a chance?
Many claim that political correctness will lead to reverse discrimination. That is to say, we, who were formerly the dominant ethnic groups, will be subject to repression and discrimination in the context of limited resources. This sense of relative deprivation, more often with popular culture, the media community, spread to "amplified collective fear."
There are also many specific groups or political figures that cause collective anxiety by amplifying the sense of relative deprivation.
In April 2019, spain's general election, the far-right Vox party's policy is to oppose LGBT and anti-feminism. They, who are the main feminists, have received a large number of die-hard supporters, who oppose abortion and gay rights. In the campaign ads, the "comrade" and "feminist" were likened to half-orcs, a monster that invaded the beautiful homeland.
What's the result? In its first parliamentary election, the Voice Party won 24 seats, or 10% of the total. It succeeds in evoking people's fears and translates them into practical actions.
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3. "Politically correct is reinforcing discrimination"
Some people hate political correctness because they think it's a form of substantive discrimination. "To really respect homosexuality is not to stress that they are gay. They argue that eliminating individual differences is a true equality.
However, different groups, naturally have the hope of being called, the way to be treated. How to call it is never just "form", language shapes the way we look at things, and one day it is true that discrimination will go away, starting with language. (Extended Reading: Gender Observation: Are You and Her in Life Reinforcing Stereotypes, or Respecting Negative Veins?) ) )
If there's an end to political correctness: delegates no longer be bullied for being "abnormal" (right)
Back to The Story of Scarlett. She once said:
"I personally feel that in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play any role, in any form, and immune to political correctness. That's what I'm trying to say. Although it doesn't seem to be so understood. 」
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At this stage, "political correctness" may still be a "symbol" and "courtesy" to minorities in language. It is true that not everyone wants to be treated this way, but we also know that language changes with context and context.
"Political correctness" is not a piece of iron, and more importantly, with these disputes, we have slowly come to realize that political correctness must go back to the current context of every language situation and select the language and actions that best take place.
In fact, Hollywood isn't the only industry that's unique. Many businesses are also increasingly focusing on "multi-integration" policies, including encouraging husbands to take parental leave and supporting LGBT employees. Political correctness may be "boring" for some people, but at the same time it is also a rope for some people to strive for a better life.
Happiness is never a zero-sum game, but a team's points add up. When minorities are happier, they don't mean that my rights will be completely denied. If you feel uncomfortable at this stage, trust that it is just a process.
We are all fighting for a better future.