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ou see some woke ad on TV, role your eyes at it, and go back to your life. You see blatant political advocacy in some corp in the news, and feel irritated, but forget about it. This account documents everything; from the most egregious PC protestations, to the everyday virtue signal that people often don’t even recognize as virtue signaling.
marketing  political-correctness 
9 weeks ago by foliovision
Tucker Carlson: We Are Ruled By Mercenaries Who Feel No Long-Term Obligation To The People They Rule | Video | RealClearPolitics
Before you applaud this as a victory for feminism, consider the effects. Study after study has shown that when men make less than women, women generally don’t want to marry them. Maybe they should want to, but they don’t. Over big populations, this causes a drop in marriage, a spike in out of wedlock births, and all the familiar disasters that follow: more drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates
political-correctness  feminism  politics 
10 weeks ago by foliovision
2:00PM Water Cooler 1/8/2019 | naked capitalism
The wife just went back to school after a 12 year absence from higher Ed and she was shocked by how much things have changed on campus. Even gender pronouns like “she” are considered offensive these days.
10 weeks ago by geof
The Post-Indiana Future for Christians | The American Conservative
The law professor who says that religious people in education are under attack.
political-correctness  culture-wars  religion  education  culture 
11 weeks ago by mario.d
The end of Lean In: How Sheryl Sandberg’s message of empowerment fully unraveled - The Washington Post
The Facebook executive’s long-cultivated image as a righteous feminist icon and relatable role model is in shambles.
business  feminism  politics  political-correctness 
12 weeks ago by foliovision
"Bring home the bacon" debate is a case study in how stupid we've all become
Well said, that Carl Kinsella.
How are we supposed to focus on the things that matter when media organisations refuse to? Ivan Yates and Matt Cooper ran a segment on whether or not we've reached political correctness. Niall Boylan had a discussion about whether or not it's okay to ban phrases that nobody really wants to ban [as PETA has suggested].

As a matter of pure coincidence, other reports from outlets like the Daily Mail and Today FM reported that the HSE was going to ban its employees from using phrases like "love," "pet" or "dear." That wasn't true either. Again, it was one line in a huge report that asked the question as to whether or not it was the best course of action to use such terms. It wasn't mentioned again.

Unlike phrases about meat, this actually matters. This is the kind of thing that could actually change how people are treated in hospital. But again, it wasn't true. The public – which has lost its capacity to verify what is true and what is not — was being lied to by the media. That's how it works now.
media  clickbait  fake-news  news  today-fm  daily-mail  hse  niall-boylan  peta  controversy  political-correctness  ivan-yates  matt-cooper 
december 2018 by jm
Campus Week: The Emperor’s Woke Clothes – Tablet Magazine
The survey’s findings confirm the intuitions of those who have long regarded political correctness as what it has become: a mode of exercising power within an intramural contest between rival elites. In this contest, the fetishistic invocation of the “marginalized” is a tool the powerful use to increase the power of a given group, often to the detriment of the very people they purport to represent. The study shows that virtually no one who does not directly benefit from the exercise of this power (in the form of sinecures, professional advancement, or the destruction of rivals within liberal institutions) supports it.

The only group within which a majority of respondents do not regard political correctness as a problem are those that the study characterizes as “progressive activists,” a category that comprises 8 percent of the country. Only 30 percent of this group considers political correctness to be a problem.

“Compared with the rest of the (nationally representative) polling sample,” Mounk writes,

progressive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly educated—and white. They are nearly twice as likely as the average to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree. And while 12 percent of the overall sample in the study is African-American, only 3 percent of progressive activists are. With the exception of the small tribe of devoted conservatives, progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.

The extent to which this finding might surprise you is a measure of how close you are to either elite. It is also a measure of how successfully the toxic rhetoric of warring elite cliques has gaslighted you into submitting to a narrative that is brazenly false. The findings are disquieting because they show by implication the power of that false narrative. It reveals the extent to which the overwhelming will of the majority can be continually frustrated by wildly unrepresentative, power-seeking elite factions that increasingly occupy critical chokepoints within media, educational, nonprofit, legal, government, and corporate bureaucracies. For that is what political correctness really is—a symptom of a large disorder which the vast majority of Americans of all races and creeds regard as a problem.
PC  political-correctness 
october 2018 by thegrandnarrative

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