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So, I'm on a bellydance mailing list, and somehow the subject of so-called "political correctness" came up. Heavy sigh. So I responded with my usual brief statement about what a load of right-wing crap the whole "PC" thing is, offered a link to one of my favorite progressive websites on the subject, and announced that I (for one) would not be pursuing this any further on a dance related list, fer khrist sake.

The bad news is, the woman who first brought the whole thing up responded with "sorry, honey, but it really is the liberals who are to blame." The good news is that one other dancer emailed me privately to thank me for not instigating a flame war, and for posting the link; she intended to pass it on to others.

And I calmly declined to rise to the misguided idiot's bate, concluding that if I had gotten the message through to one person (and her pals) then my work was done. I let the misguided idiot have the last word. Are you proud of me?

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deegenerate
Aug. 1st, 2001 07:56 am (UTC)
Hello, it's Lisa!!
Hey, I stumbled on your Live Journal while bored at work!!! I agree with you, for the most part, about political correctness. I will say that it does get taken too far sometimes. I used the word redneck at a dinner party and was accused of classism. I think the main point we have to remember is that we can't please everybody. A lot of words are loaded in ways that we don't even think. The best we can do is try to be more sensitive and think before we speak.

Anyway, that's my two cents.

Love,
LisA
eac
Aug. 1st, 2001 08:41 am (UTC)
It's okay, dear. We can dispatch the assasins to the person's home later.

(Actually, I think you did well, and leaving it closed at that, people will remember that she was snippy, and you weren't. I wish I could achieve that.)
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