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  1. #1 Are you politicaly correct? 
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    Dear friends!
    Please, help me! I’m writing the course work ‘The political correctness in English speech countries and Russia’. Your meanings are important for me greatly. I hope, you won’t ignore my questioning and take your opinion. Please!!!!

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    1.What do you think about Political correctness?
    2.Are you politically correct?
    3.What are the advantages/disadvantages of political correctness?

    Thank you very much.
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    1.What do you think about Political correctness?

    It sucks, people often don't say what's on their mind.

    2.Are you politically correct?

    Only if the other guy is bigger then me or has a gun. Not many are bigger then me so they would have to have a gun

    3.What are the advantages/disadvantages of political correctness?

    Advantage would be keeping oneself out of a small war, disadvantage would be that it stifles ones freedom of speech.


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    Hi there. I'm from Nederland, which is not an english speaking country..can I take the poll anyway? :wink:

    1.What do you think about Political correctness?

    I think it's necessary to maintain a certain politeness in everyday life. Exceptions are politics and science: in these fields people have to be able to speak freely, even if this seems offensive to some people.

    2.Are you politically correct?

    That depends on the situation. Among friends I'm not politically correct; I don't have to hide my true opinions from them. Besides, people from Nederland are known to be blunt and straightforward and I guess that applies to me as well :wink: But among strangers I try not to provocate more then necessary, even if this means hiding my true opinions.

    3.What are the advantages/disadvantages of political correctness?

    On one hand it serves to prevent unnecessary conflict. If everyone knows there's a certain problem (for example high crime rates among immigrants) it's no use to repeat it to anyone who will listen. It doesn't solve anything to tell people again and again about some problem they are allready aware of. On the other hand political correctness can go to far. For example, it used to be outrageous to say anything negative about immigrants in my country. The result was that a lot of anger and frustration remained hidden and unsolved. In such a situation there's the risk of a sudden explosion of anger when people have had enough of it. It may be better to just express such anger before it leads to conflict.

    So, how about political correctness in Russia? :wink:
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    1.What do you think about Political correctness?
    I think it is pervasive and ensures some protection of individuals and sub groups within society.

    2.Are you politically correct?
    Without question, in most situations, if not all in some minor way. It does vary though, but I have to say that there are very few people that I let know every aspect of what I do and think. This relates directly to our privacy and much of what we show publicly is done to protect this.

    3.What are the advantages/disadvantages of political correctness?
    This depends upon which side of the line you are on. On the one hand it obscures reality from us when people do it, but reality can sometimes be hurtful. It also allows the scale of social order that humans have. From a social evolution point of view, conforming thought and behaviour, even if not truly felt, helps reduce conflict in society. However individuality pays the price for this, however much of this is necessarily denied. Knowledge of the process would work to break it down.
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    1. I think political correctness is shit. I don't care who I offend with my comments because for the most part they are extremely accurate.

    2. I am not politically correct. This is in regards to, but not limited to: racial profiling, womens rights, religous profiling, immigrant rights and profiling, etc, etc, etc.

    3. Political correctness leads to pansy-ass tip toeing around everything. No matter what you do someone is offended. Has anyone seen the movie "Million Dollar Baby"? Has anyone heard of the protests against it by quadrapalaegics? I have a message for them: It's a goddam movie, quit your bitching and wheel your ass back home!

    For some great political incorrectnes: http://maddox.xmission.com
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    I am not sure we have a common view of what PC is. I would take the following comments by sploit to illustrate this.



    1. I think political correctness is ****. I don't care who I offend with my comments because for the most part they are extremely accurate.

    2. I am not politically correct. This is in regards to, but not limited to: racial profiling, womens rights, religous profiling, immigrant rights and profiling, etc, etc, etc.

    3. Political correctness leads to pansy-ass tip toeing around everything. No matter what you do someone is offended. Has anyone seen the movie "Million Dollar Baby"? Has anyone heard of the protests against it by quadrapalaegics? I have a message for them: It's a goddam movie, quit your bitching and wheel your ass back home!
    In my view the above are actually politically correct comments, simply because very few people want to be seen to be politically correct, because this is an acknowledgement of duplicity and noone wants this label. The real criteria is how to behave when it comes to an issue that truly involves some upsetting of significant social issues. While I do agree that the posturing around what gets expressed in movies and other artificial media is lightweight PC, the real crunch comes in the rest of our conforming behaviour.

    It is only possible to get a valid perspective of PC by looking at conforming behaviour as a whole.
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