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    Default PC? (Sort of spin off something I read today)

    How do you interpret the term PC?

    Is it negative? Positive? Does it depend on context?

    ETA I mean PC as in politically correct, not Mac or PC :-)

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    Depends on the context.

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    I think it depends on context too.

    In general, it makes me feel like the text has been censored or watered down so to speak, so it isn't necessarily a true reflection of the intent.

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    Depends on the context. Personally, I like to think of it as being accountable for what you say but it's a vague term that is so open to people's personal interpretation, spin, agenda. I hate that it's basically considered a derogatory term because I don't think there is anything negative about being accountable for what you say.

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    I think to be PC is a good thing... However when most people actually talk about the need to be PC (Eg I tell my staff to write a PC email to another area) it's with a hint of -but-I-wish-I-didnt-have-to thrown in.

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    I think it's annoying.

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    It generally irks me, because it's usually regarding something over the top, or being oversensitive.
    Sometimes I guess it can be good though.

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    Default PC? (Sort of spin off something I read today)

    Ok. Interesting range of responses.

    I just notice lately these blanket references online to the 'PC set' which seems to be derogatory and also seems to imply to hold a certain set of beliefs is to be kind of a sheep that just conforms or something, instead of actually having put thought into how they feel about an issue.

    It's been irritating me a bit lately, that's all, and I thought maybe the phrase had changed meaning when I wasn't looking or something :-)
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    I think PC is used in the same way as bleeding heart. I personally am proud that I am sensitive to the sensitivities of others but I know some use these terms as an insult or punchline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    I think PC is used in the same way as bleeding heart. I personally am proud that I am sensitive to the sensitivities of others but I know some use these terms as an insult or punchline.
    Amen sister. I have no time for people that deride the "bleeding heart" or the PC brigade.
    Be kind, be aware, recognise your privilege and have compassion.
    World would be a better place for it.

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