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Why are people so sensitive?
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Because they live on the internet
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Is there a specific example of censorship we are discussing? I have yet to experience actual censorship in comedy. I think comedy is actually a great tool for social progress, like John Oliver's show about the washington redskins : ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJKfs4ZnbNE&index=60&list=PLmKbqjSZR8TbfAMV9bLy4beDh4vrze5kc )
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PrinceJudar wrote:

Generation of being giant pussies.


I'm going with this.

Someone looks at you funny these days and people want to get up in arms over it. I have to wonder how those people do in life later on...
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It's weird, Bret Easton Ellis was talking about this in an interview with Vice, he said that the generations that came after generation x are bunch of pussies, pretty much. Idk how I feel about political correctness, tbh.
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famoussas93 wrote:

It's weird, Bret Easton Ellis was talking about this in an interview with Vice, he said that the generations that came after generation x are bunch of pussies, pretty much. Idk how I feel about political correctness, tbh.


Bret Easton Ellis got flack cause he said some legitimately sexist stuff.
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megahobbit wrote:

Bret Easton Ellis got flack cause he said some legitimately sexist stuff.


Out of curiosity, what sort of stuff?
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

Free speech means the government can't legally enforce censorship on you. It doesn't mean people can't call you an asshole.


Yes, this is exactly it. Lots of people will straight up bully others and call it a joke. That's not freedom of speech, that's called being an ass. We're not becoming more sensitive, we're becoming more aware that people have feelings.
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I guess it depends on the comedy and what they plan to show.
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Yes, it totally depends on what it is, in the context of time and circumstance. We have to avoid extremist views on the subject. Freedom of speech is soooooo important beyond humor, but in human progress and communication itself. At the same time, some things need to be checked at the door in light of circumstances, for instance during a racially-charged riot, throwing out the "n" word tastelessly , such actons should not be right. So , I mean - some - sensitivity is a mark of a consciencious and civil culture.

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PrinceJudar wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

Bret Easton Ellis got flack cause he said some legitimately sexist stuff.


Out of curiosity, what sort of stuff?


When asked what he thought of Mary Hannon directing the adaptation of American Psycho he responded with


I think it's a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility. I mean, the best art is made under not an indifference to, but a neutrality [toward] the kind of emotionalism that I think can be a trap for women directors
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megahobbit wrote:


I think it's a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility. I mean, the best art is made under not an indifference to, but a neutrality [toward] the kind of emotionalism that I think can be a trap for women directors


Eh, it's not inherently wrong, women do tend to gravitate towards intuition than men. Although he is wrong to state that 'the best art' is neutral towards emotionalism, that's completely subjective.

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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

Is there a specific example of censorship we are discussing? I have yet to experience actual censorship in comedy. I think comedy is actually a great tool for social progress, like John Oliver's show about the washington redskins : ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJKfs4ZnbNE&index=60&list=PLmKbqjSZR8TbfAMV9bLy4beDh4vrze5kc )


How about (and I'm not saying I agree with him) Glenn Beck? He wasn't ""censored" per say, but there were certain individuals who didn't like him so they got his sponsors to back out of there deals with him which cost him his show.

Also I don't think I'm insensitive I just think that comedy is a healing tool and that nothing is more sacred than the other. If one thing is off limits then its all off limits.

Here, between these two pictures which is more offensive and why?
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I think I should be free from backlash

--crappy comedian
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SweetHome69 wrote:

Why are you so insensitive?


Internet culture prioritizes wit, irreverence, and seemingly intelligent edginess over... literally everything else. Offense sometimes gets in the way of humor, so the general belief is that it doesn't or shouldn't exist. Ironically, the same people get very angry and offended when people don't find their jokes funny, and still get up in arms about generally approved Bad Things like that Cecil the Lion incident (but not, say, animal cruelty in general).

Not everyone online is like that, obviously, but the vast majority are, so their opinions get the most attention. Society seems to drift back and forth between "nice" and "mean" over time, so it probably won't last forever. It seems like we're actually moving away from "mean" right now, and the unkind people aren't very happy about it...
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Posted 8/12/15
I blame it all on the recession they claim we didn't have. People get more hostile when stressed.
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