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Do people worry too much about being politically correct?

In society we are now compelled to walk on egg shells because there might be a slight possibility of offending someone.

Are we creating a society where freedom of speech is being stifled to such a degree that we have to think of the consequences of any random comment before we may make it?

We all view the world from slightly different perspectives and make our own choices. As a society we still have freedom of thought. Have we not evolved enough to trust and respect each other even if we differ in opinions?

 

Has political correctness gone too far?

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nape
19th Nov 2017
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they are particular on some words but not on others such as thanks most people say cheers and you and me as we used to say but now its me and you
daydreams
13th Jan 2015
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Freedom of speech is very much at the forefront of the news today - not just because of the terrible events in France, but also because of this announcement regarding everyone's emails being read in order to keep an eye on possible threats to our national security. Mr Cameron condemned the Paris events as going against freedom of speech, yet surely, the plans to read all our emails are going against freedom of speech in a way too?
treveden
30th Jan 2015
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As far as we are concerned any government security service should be able to access email , etc. If you have nothing to hide, then surely you have nothing to fear . After all our banking used to be private, didn't hear any howls of disapproval over losing this privacy.
We have a joint responsibility to use any measures to prevent harm to our families and friends ?
andbrown01
6th Jan 2015
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people should be aloud to speak their mind
Mo Moor
2nd Jan 2015
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In a word "yes"! We have become a nation of sensitive people, as though some of the realities of life should not be discussed, for fear of offending a small minority. Whilst I condone rudeness and blatant offensive remarks or behaviour, we should not be afraid of expressing a factual view. Life is not easy, nor ideal. We all therefore need to toughen up a bit more and face realities of life, which are sometimes harsh. Education rather than legislation and nannying us all!
sallyanne
29th Dec 2014
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No such thing as freedom of speech say no more .
Archiebald
30th Dec 2014
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Not sure I agree with this Sallyanne. I think the UK is one of the only countries in the world where we have almost total freedom of speech. The press (in my opinion) are brilliant and dont hold back on anything. This is rare in most countries
charlie1268
28th Dec 2014
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fundamental correct standards cannot be
changed because of majority votes.
malham
27th Dec 2014
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What else can you expect when we swallow every last bit of idiocy emanating from the USA? That's where it came from.
andbrown01
18th Dec 2014
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yes with out a doubt
P.Pig
17th Dec 2014
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Nanny society.I say it as i see it.
Pete Jones
13th Dec 2014
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I will always say what I believe to be OK and considerate. I do not condone so called political correctness. That is for cowards.
sue120502
11th Dec 2014
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Sorry, can't comment not politically prudent to do so. Oh bugger it, if I go to gaol (English spelling of the word) at least I'll get 3 meals a day, be able to take part in further education and be warm 24/7.

Political correctness = no free speech. Pity we had wars, campaigns etc etc to gain freedom, only to lose it in the 21st Century.

I am offended because my right to express my opinions out loud have been taken from me.
Zod
11th Dec 2014
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We are treated llike children today. Don't do this or say that. Well,, sod 'em! There seem to be a whoole load of people waiting to be offended by something or someone. Grow up!
Archiebald
11th Dec 2014
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The state seems to behave like a parent ensuring that we are all well behaved!
Peter
11th Dec 2014
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I think that people who say that political correctness has gone too far have gone too far !!

These days whatever you say can and probably will offend someone - tact, good manners and consideration for the views of others is surely the most sensible approach.
Bazeley
9th Dec 2014
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If it makes someone think twice then maybe it's no bad thing....
Jo Kingham
9th Dec 2014
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Personally I think we've become a bit over sensitive. In some ways children have it the best. They just say exactly what's in their heads, there's no malice..it's just their thoughts and we accept that and no-one gets offended. Can I be 6 again!
Wilf
9th Dec 2014
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I think its a good thing as nobody should hurt others feelings but it has gone a bit crazy. I heard the other day that my elderly aunt had to ask to go to the loo as the carers are not allowed to ask her if she would like to go as its insulting to her and not correct??
Baxi
9th Dec 2014
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This is a tough one. I think political correctness started with real good intentions ... but it has gone too far. When teachers are obliged to report any racist or supposedly inappropriate comments made by children in school you do wonder if we're living in George Orwell's world!

I've just got back from a holiday in America and my friend got a decidedly cross look from the waitress when she asked for a "white coffee"!!!

Whilst I think it's important to respect people's beliefs and views and I don't believe in biggotry or the world of Alf Garnet, I think we should be able to say what we think without fear of being criticised for every sentence.
balticbound
9th Dec 2014
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Politicians seek to (keep under) control more and more of our lives. Laudable in some cases but they seem to forget, conveniently, that these standards etc apply equally to them.
briane
9th Dec 2014
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My view is obviously in line with others and as such be dicounted easily by big brother, but I do firmly believe in being Politically incorrect, and to practise that as long as possibly can in my (?) few remaining years. Personally I believe in the rights of all religions to their rites and beliefs ,so we should be left to our own devices and practises.

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