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et in Arcadia egobooapostle_of_eris on May 9th, 2014 04:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry, it is possible in the real world for "You shouldn't be offended by that."
I think it was the cartoonist Callahan who said, "I'm not politically incorrect. You are politically sheltered."
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on May 9th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
"Offense" is a form of pain. Pain is real; you can't "should" it.
et in Arcadia egobooapostle_of_eris on May 11th, 2014 12:49 am (UTC)
Hypochondria is real too.
This is not a judgement on any specific situation; I assert that it is not a null set, though.
There was a story I don't remember well enough where the basic social principle was, Don't be annoying, and d on't be too easily annoyed.
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on May 11th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
And you can't "should" hypochondria, either.
chasing the soul: crescentgirlnovapsyche on May 9th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
"Politically incorrect" is a phrase born of the right-wing. Just sayin'. (They also came up with "reverse racism.")

It's not like someone is lying in wait to be offended. Nobody likes to be offended; it's a pretty off-putting sensation. But when the feeling registers, it's the offending party's responsibility to apologize (or accept whatever social consequence may come from not issuing said apology).
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on May 11th, 2014 12:46 am (UTC)
My recollection is that "Politically correct" was invented by leftists mocking excessively anal comrades.
Avram Grumer: Post-It Portraitagrumer on May 11th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
Wait, that’s not true! There are people who really enjoy being offended. You’ve got professional trolls like William Donohue of the Catholic League, who makes a comfortable living by being loudly offended at things.

There are also plenty of people who seek out opportunities to be offended as a form of entertainment, and possibly a cheap treatment for depression. Daytime television (think Jerry Springer) caters to these people.
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on May 9th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
My parents taught me that "a gentleman never gives unintentional offense."