How do you justify?
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October 29th, 2006, 08:44 AM
How do you justify being PC when EVERYONE ELSE around is not? I don't want to bring my personal situation with my daughter into this, but it's smacked in my face time and time again, where STRANGERS are allowed to question or stare and be totally un-PC - but I'm looked down at for calling abortion murder, etc etc.
I'm just curious, how it is that people can nit-pick at PC terms (when you KNOW the general idea behind the other person's arguement, just don't have a good answer, so decide to tear apart their sematics) but on the bigger issues, could stare or question or act rudely towards...a disabled person, or say, a kid with a skin disorder, or look at disgust to people who're morbidly obese. I guess what I'm talking about is the preaching of acceptance I hear about online, particularly in this forum, and the blatent opposite I experience in real life.
Thought I was in heated debates, not the abortion forums.
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(No worries! We can debate it outside abortion then if you'd like.)
I know you likely feel real-life discrimination daily.. I wish you didn't have to deal with that.
My personal feelings about the PC life we preach about? Justmommies obviously has mom's who care, personal computers, and internet hook-up. We are actually speaking of a small portion (unfortunately) of the population.
But if we don't start this dialogue, how will it develop a nation? We are very powerful here. We have the ablity to raise our children with these ideals and also have the power to talk to our political leaders about these issues we face. Imagine if every mom here, who hates a pedophile and lack laws, actually took the time to say something to the media and their political leaders, then we could start real changes. But the conversations we have here, I don't really feel people do in real life. I kinda think we are suppressed to NOT speak about these issues and at least we can here with each other. I feel lucky to have people in my life who I can speak with about these things but it's not like here.
About the nit-pickiness.. I kinda feel when I start taking about the bigger picture and the underlined issues, I get told I'm straying from the subject and should start another topic.. So I feel people are in huge denial about the big issues you speak of.