Political Correctness and the Importance of Being Earnest

So today Iggy Azalea either was fired from Pittsburgh’s gay pride event or got fired because several years ago she tweeted that when two men whisper she thinks they’re “homos”.  Despite that it was years ago and people change, she still needed to wear the scarlet “B” for “bigot” and pull out of any pride events.

Okay.  I don’t like Iggy Azalea and I don’t personally use the word “homo” unless “sekshual” it attached to it.  As someone who has had homosexual relationships I’m not offended by homo.  Pretty much the only thing that offends me involves actual actions or a personal insult from someone I know so I have a hard time with this BS social shaming from people in glass houses who toss stones the other direction.

Lettuce Sea for a moment, shall we, what are some of the pejoratives used by the gay community of late.

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/06/word-of-gay-fish.html

Word of the Gay: Fish

“Fish” is a derogatory term used among gay males to describe women. The term insinuates that women’s private parts smell bad.

As in “fishface” (gay male who can pass for a woman) or “have you ever gone fishing?” (ever done it with a woman)

Now, from a culture who thinks that we females should have a sense of humor about this:

I find it a little interesting that they lack forgiveness for their “emcee” especially when the parade will have a lot of this

Now, I am all for people saying “fish face” and dressing up like no real women ever look and popping out fake babies all in the sense of good fun as long as that fun is reciprocated.

If not, I think women should revoke the “hood pass” on using derogatory terms that slander us as this black queer feminist blogger also advocates for.

But that’s not what I really want.  Personally, I think things have gone too far and we should all learn to just flip people off and then get over it–especially when the intention is not there to hurt anyone.

Today I was reading Celebitchy’s take on Jerry Seinfeld saying we’ve gotten too PC for comedy.  Jerry told a story about his 14 year old daughter telling him he was sexist because he said she’d want to start meeting boys soon.  This is a father talking about his own child, somewhat being off the cuff and “Agent Bedhead” responded with this:

Well I do agree that the PC crowd can go overboard at times. It can be difficult to gauge an audience, especially because humor is so subjective. But it’s crappy for Jerry to discount his daughter’s feelings on the word “sexism.” Jerry isn’t a woman. He’s not a member of a marginalized class, and I hope he’s not pooh-poohing his daughter’s feelings to her face. It’s not his place to tell someone else how they should feel.

In the United States a rich white girl living with millionaire parents in New York City to be described as a “member of the marginalized class” is fucking rich.  How fucking marginalized is she from her limo?  Also, tell someone how they feel?  Bitch, you run a gossip site where you make fun of people daily and constantly talk about how people should feel.  What the fuck is wrong with you?

The absolute insanity and cluelessness of the progressives lately is mind-boggling.

Do you know why I don’t care if RuPaul says “fish face” or “serving fish”?  Because he shows a genuine love for women every day of his life.  He is an earnest man. So he says one thing I don’t like–so what?  So what?

Are we this intolerant and touchy that we can’t see who our friends really are?  Is this how progressives actually treat their friends with a checklist of what you can and cannot say?

Ru?  Call at fish face.  Call it daytime realness.  Say that catch of the day is snapper.  I don’t care.  I love you anyway.

Psst!  Her pussy was on fire!

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6 thoughts on “Political Correctness and the Importance of Being Earnest

  1. Interesting. Humour is a funny thing (pun intended). Being politically correct can be exhausting. I live in Sweden and I have experienced it a lot, because Swedes are very politically correct. Make a joke out of something like homosexuality or trans or sexism, you are stared to death, judged and possibly excluded from the group. I have also lived in Portugal, where politically correctness doesn’t really exit. I have heard many jokes about being gay, a woman, vegetarian, and I cannot imagine what jokes I will hear for being genderfluid – people say what they want to say, and if you take it wrongly, they go “oh come on, it’s a JOKE”. Where do you cross the line?

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    1. I really love talking with you because you have actual conversations. You should join our women’s mastermind group. Men aren’t excluded, but we forgot to invite them. Anyway, to your question I believe that it should really be about your intentions and not what you say.

      For example, in the “South” where I live, people will say “Bless your heart!” and that really means, “Eat shit and die”. The words are nice, but the intentions are not. People are catching on that this is how Southerners insult people but for years they thought they were being polite. On the other hand where I used to live we called each other the worst sorts of names with affection.

      I also think that at the end of the day, all we can possibly do is govern ourselves and how we react to things other people say. You won’t ever, ever get everyone to think nice things about you. All PC does is drive those thoughts into quiet places using force. I would rather (personally) know what someone really thinks of me, so that I can either a) write them off with a “fuck you” or b) have a conversation that may or may not change something.

      A lot of times we rush forwards with collective solutions to social problems, either a government one or a media/propaganda one that really just exacerbate tensions and/or turn ordinary people into criminals.

      The US Drug War, for example, was supposed to take an issue like addiction which is terrible and tragic, and “do something about it”. What it did about it was 100x worse than drug addiction. Conversely, and I know of what I speak having grown up in a project neighborhood, the US “War on Poverty” which was meant to help people get OUT of poverty has now been party to the creation of multi-generational poverty and the criminal institutionalization of 18-22 year old black men.

      Political correctness was a good idea when it was a “suggestion”. It’s a great idea to be nice to people. On paper trying to stand up for minorities and people that are picked on looks exactly like something we all should do. However, anytime you get a collective or group solution mob mentality ALWAYS takes over and the momentum changes from a good idea to an idea that MUST be enforced and the victims slowly become as oppressive as the oppressors.

      This is completely why I am a voluntarist now having once been a nose ring wearing bisexual progressive (I am still bi but feel uncomfortable in that label because I hope this monogamous relationship works out). I just feel like the real solution is not to look for group solutions or group answers, but to seek individual understanding.

      Thanks for reading/talking I really enjoy it.

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      1. Hah! I miss the conversations – people on my blog don’t converse. It must be my academic background: when you go listen to someone give a presentation of a project they have been doing for weeks or months, you should have at least one question. It shows that you were listening, and the presenter appreciates it.

        What is this women’s mastermind group? Is it an actual group or a symbolic group? 😉

        Yea, intentions are important. Jerry Seinfeld did mention that when Caitlyn Jenner appeared in the cover – he wouldn’t joke about it then, because it was a beautiful thing. It doesn’t mean he will never joke about her in the future, but when she came out was not the best time to do it. We need comedy, and sometimes we need to relax with the PC, because it does get weird at some point. Such like the “war on drugs”, as you mention, and how that leads to stereotypes and more oppression.

        Thanks for continuing the discussion! 😀

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      2. It is an actual group and we’re about to put a podcast together. It’s more about gaining perspectives across a broader group of people. No one learns anything from an echo chamber and we’re more likely to come up with real solutions to problems and gain better understanding by having conversations with people who don’t think like us over people that do. It’s mostly women, but we have a dude from Brooklyn and I think Tyler may do it “ChivalrysUndead”.

        Personally, I’m trying to learn more patience in life. I was the “A” student and catered to in some respects by authority figures. I need to adjust and behave. 🙂

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