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Old 05-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #421
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http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...e-campus-books

Apparently, there's a movement to put trigger warnings on books. This article is pretty close to how I feel about it.

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Old 05-20-2014, 04:40 PM   #422
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Nah I don't think it's anything to do with censorship. Seems like the simplest solution would just be for tutors to warn of some of the books themes for people that might suffer PTSD, but is it really that different from putting warnings on DVD boxes and games?

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:23 PM   #423
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the term "trigger warning" is going to throw people off here. yeah, movies and video games already have very specific content warnings, so they're suggesting extending this to books. it makes sense

also, why was this Guardian article written by a porn star

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:26 PM   #424
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I didn't look at who wrote it. Heh.

I mean, I don't have a major problem with it, but it does seem like you can find out these things without the Trigger Warning. I hadn't thought about how similar it is to warnings on games and movies. I guess books are just considered more sacred than that?

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the term "trigger warning" is going to throw people off here. yeah, movies and video games already have very specific content warnings, so they're suggesting extending this to books. it makes sense

also, why was this Guardian article written by a porn star
The comment is free section is generally for outside writers to give opinions on a current topic.

Anyway, what are you saying that porn stars are too dumb to write for reputable papers? Sexist!

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:47 PM   #426
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was noting her name was Jen Doll, which sounded like a porn name

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Old 05-20-2014, 06:59 PM   #427
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I didn't even think to check and just assumed you were saying she was a porn star because you recognized her name.

They have had actual porn stars contributing in the past though.

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Old 05-20-2014, 09:08 PM   #428
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reading this thread before clicking on it i was about 90% sure the writer was gonna be kayden kross

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:08 PM   #429
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Kayden Kross made me dessert two weeks ago. True story.

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:10 PM   #430
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Also trigger warnings on books are stupid for an infinite number of reasons. If you need trigger warnings in your life that fucking badly, stop engaging in society entirely.

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I've been watching a lot of Jordan Peterson videos lately, the guy is really smarts and make a lot of sense. He has a lot to say about how hardcore leftist politics and the Social Justice agenda has seeped into academia at a ubiquitous level. This video is worth a watch.

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Old 04-24-2018, 01:02 PM   #432
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lmao jordan peterson is a fucking idiot and a national embarrassment so of course this guy likes him

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Ugh Jordan Peterson is awful.

Will just leave this here.

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Old 04-24-2018, 07:48 PM   #434
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I've been watching a lot of Jordan Peterson videos lately, the guy is really smarts and make a lot of sense. He has a lot to say about how hardcore leftist politics and the Social Justice agenda has seeped into academia at a ubiquitous level. This video is worth a watch.



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Old 04-25-2018, 09:17 AM   #435
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huge win in the battle of ideas

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Old 04-25-2018, 11:30 AM   #436
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This thread is just 6 years old and itís already so antiquated as to legit startle me to read.

Oh and hi.

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I will not read back through this thread as I'm too terrified.

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Old 04-07-2019, 02:05 PM   #440
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lol @ people getting shook at "cis" terminology

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Old 04-08-2019, 04:08 PM   #441
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pre good discussion on when it is and isn't okay to use the f-slur that went on for quite a few posts a few pages in

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oh man clicking on the previous page and seeing how it started off is enough to make me not want to revisit this ever again

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I absolutely do not understand what's going on with people these days. It seems everybody feels the need to stick with their "group" and demonize anyone that says anything about their group.
"I can say (insert slur here) because I'm also that. But if YOU dare to say anything about my group or have any sort of opinion about anything related to my group, there will be hell to pay!"
It's absolutely absurd! I cannot believe humanity stooped to this level of dividing itself into groups like this. How the hell are we going to get along ever if we keep getting offended and outraged at stupid shit like this.
"Shut up! You are from a different group than the group I belong to, so you don't get to have an opinion about this person that also belongs to my group"
"You can't call these people that, they will be offended!"
You can't even review a movie these days without people getting outraged, because you are not from the same group as the people in the movie. Yes, I know. It's a stupid example.

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2018 meme alert, RE: Jordan Peterson


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Old 04-09-2019, 06:40 PM   #445
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sorry @Rock Strongo, you're gonna need to bring out the big guns to top this

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Old 04-10-2019, 11:13 AM   #446
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so, which slurs are you just itching to say that you feel you're not allowed to anymore? be specific
That is not what I'm trying to say at all. It probably has to do with me not being able to get my statement across clearly and efficiently with text like this.
But what I'm trying to say is that a lot of people get offended the moment their group (no specifics here) gets mentioned, they get overly defensive and everybody has to know how awful it is that they got offended. It's not even about hateful slurs and alike, just any mention of their group by any person not belonging to their group.
It's just part of life in a multicultural society, isn't it? The only thing we can do is to build up a personal shield and eventually being able to ignore the assholes that try to hurt us.
Making a massive outrage every time over something that was said on the news or on the internet or on the street, gets us nowhere. We just become a society of thin skinned weaklings, withdrawing to their respective safe-spaces every time we get offended. Getting offended is part of life, just like buying groceries. It's not that big of a deal.
And if you don't agree with me, that's fine. But that doesn't make me the bad guy. It just means we have different opinions on this matter.

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Old 04-10-2019, 11:34 AM   #447
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Sean I did not think that was what Ceetje was going for. I took it as more of the constant fake outrage. Look I would love for everyone just to be cool and let people live how they want. That is how I was raised even when my dad was a target of racism all the time.

too often on all sides there is this quick reaction from many who just have agendas. when someone acts in a manner that demonstrates hatred and puts someone in danger (physically/mentally, educationally and in earning a fair wage) whether it be racial, gender or sexual orientation. when those instances occur I am down to be vocal and let everyone know it.

now there is plenty of that hate being spewed, and it makes me question people I have known for years who share some of these opinions and thoughts with me. like people who grew up with me, family friends etc. they will share displeasure over certain minorities, or with gay and now the transgender hate is rolling out. all I can do is point out to them how my dad shared some of his many experiences of racism he received. hell he had to go 3 states away to marry my mom.

the response is usually, 'thats not the same. Ernie was a good guy.' Well yeah my dad was the best person I have ever known, but there are way more good people in my opinion than the assholes who spew shit. After this usual discussion if they spew the same shit around me ever again I just no longer talk to them. I do not return the hate I just cut it out.

I thought I had a point to this post, but it just turned into me rambling. sorry guys.

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i mean, you specifically complained that certain people are not being allowed to use "slurs" against groups they're not a part of, sooo
Where exactly are you getting this from? I never complained about certain people not being able to use slurs. Don't put words in my mouth.

You can't be offensive without at least a single person being offended. If we would have to blast everyone who's being offensive, we'd literally have to blast everyone for being offensive.
That's the point I'm trying to make here. If someone is saying something "offensive", but you're not offended by it, how could it be offensive? And I get that there are some shitty people trying their best to be as offensive as possible. I'm not saying that that is ok. It's pretty clear to most people what the worst things are to say to someone.
I'm not talking about that and I'm certainly not condoning that. Please stop assuming that I do.

What I'm trying to get across is that where the line is regarding what is offensive and what is not offensive, is incredibly vague. Even when you try to be as pc as possible, someone, somewhere will be offended. You can never be completely inoffensive. So what should we do about that then?
Could we possibly be less offended by a lot of things going on in our lives? If so, the amount of offensive people will go down fast.

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I remember feeling obligated to link to a definition of trigger warning in one of my something awful articles, which now seems very antiquated in the trump era

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Oh good the thread is going to get as bad as it originally was.

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