Poll: Is this a time of victimhood?
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View poll results: Is this a time of victimhood?
Yah
22 55%
Nah
18 45%
Voters: 40.
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#1
In a time full of lambasted "safe spaces" and widespread "bigotry", SOME SAY that we live in a time where people are softies and are defined by claiming to be the victim...

OTHERS SAY... no.

wbu?

I say nah
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#2
too many lil bitches wetting their pants and crying that's for sure

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#5
I think the pendulum has just swung back to being PC. Just wait about 5 more years and it'll start swinging back the other direction. I'd say that by 2025, it'll be cool to be edgy again.
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#7
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too many lil bitches wetting their pants and crying that's for sure


Why dontchu whine about it some more
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#9
if i speak for slovenia and my general impression of europe, i'd say nah. obviously there's twats that are crying for attention but there don't seem to be any more than in previous generations.


i've seen some pretty stupid college campus and feminist youtube blogger videos from the states but that's just stupid people enjoying the fruits of global communication and apart from that you seem to be doing fine as well.


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#10
A student group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is asking people to think twice before using words and phrases like "lame," "trash" and "politically correct."

Mike Sportiello, head of student government at UW-Milwaukee, told On the Record the "Just Words" campaign is intended to get people to "think critically" and engage in a discussion about "the power of words."

"It's not just about how you feel," he said. "Life is about looking at how everyone feels and interacting with each other."



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#11
I wouldnt say era of 'victim'hood, but some people need to lighten up and not take themselves so seriously! It's like, cmon man, are you really so oppressed where you want to commit suicide by 5 gunshots to the back of your head?
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#12
I think a lot of people like to blame others for problems they are equally responsible for being in.


I also think a lot of people take up arguments because "its the right thing to do" without ever taking the time to find out for themselves if it really is.


Personally I think a lot of people are whiny. Everybody has problems. If it bugs you that much. Do something about it. Stop complaing that nobody will do it for you.
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#13
Yeah everyone's a victim even the people who claim to be against so called "victims" start a hissy fit when someone doesn't share the same opinion as them or doesn't stand for the national anthem

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#17
They'd exist whether or not there's an increase or decrease of them, it's just that we're more aware of them now cuz they're mostly young/tech competent. History has had it's share of platform-grabbing authority types trying to enforce ideals no one else likes and they inevitably fail, although you could say that about absolutely everything in fairness.

But it's also really ironic when reactionaries to stupid headlines say things like 'death to pc culture' and 'them women, why I oughta' because then they themselves become the whining knobjockies in said headlines but with slightly different contextual wording.

Basically anyone who says yes in that there poll.
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#18
Without a doubt. Münchausen syndrome abounds, and it's competitive. I feel we may be reaching a peak, at least on campuses as there is beginning to be a bit of pushback.


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#19
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Yeah everyone's a victim even the people who claim to be against so called "victims" start a hissy fit when someone doesn't share the same opinion as them or doesn't stand for the national anthem


oh man what a sick BURN
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#20
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Yeah everyone's a victim even the people who claim to be against so called "victims" start a hissy fit when someone doesn't share the same opinion as them or doesn't stand for the national anthem


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#21
Are the "safe space" people really that common or are they an extremely vocal minority? Everything I know about them, I learned from people mocking them. I don't know their side of the story.
Also this thread has a severe lack of
#22
i don't think it's an era, i just think those of the 'victimhood culture' are more vocal than they have been.
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#23
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Are the "safe space" people really that common or are they an extremely vocal minority? Everything I know about them, I learned from people mocking them. I don't know their side of the story.
Also this thread has a severe lack of


vocal online

in real life less so

a lot of advocates for this kind of thing online are some of the most chill people i know irl so

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#24
Sure, I guess, but it's better than having people not speak up about their plights, exaggerated or otherwise.
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#25
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Sure, I guess, but it's better than having people not speak up about their plights, exaggerated or otherwise.
Is it? Does a victim mentality not hinder people in many ways?


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#26
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Is it? Does a victim mentality not hinder people in many ways?

I'd rather we give people too much attention for their plights than not do anything about it at all. At least it brings attention to how oppressed groups experiences are disadvantaged, even if we end up with a generation of crybabies or whatever. I'm sure every generation has complained about the next about this the generational increase in victim complexes and sense of entitlement.
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#27
before the word inevitably gets brought up



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#28
The way I see it, the victim mentality is a side effect of social issues being brought to the public eye. It's similar to how raising awareness of mental health has led to a lot of false positive diagnoses. It's not a good thing, but an inevitable consequence of change that will sort itself out given enough time.
#29
Yeah maybe but who cares. This generation isn't fighting WWII but we also aren't lynching people.
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#30
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The way I see it, the victim mentality is a side effect of social issues being brought to the public eye. It's similar to how raising awareness of mental health has led to a lot of false positive diagnoses. It's not a good thing, but an inevitable consequence of change that will sort itself out given enough time.

yeah this is how it feels to me as well although im not sure about the sorting itself out part


either way, the 'professional victims' that usually get the CRITICAL FREETHINKERS worked up are complaining about the least subversive shit anyways


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#31
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I'd rather we give people too much attention for their plights than not do anything about it at all. At least it brings attention to how oppressed groups experiences are disadvantaged, even if we end up with a generation of crybabies or whatever. I'm sure every generation has complained about the next about this the generational increase in victim complexes and sense of entitlement.
Im skeptical as to how effective that generalized attitude is at empowering people or solving any of these problems. It implies that you have no control over your future if you are constantly being victimized, which is pretty laughable in most western nations. Facing more challenges than others within a boundary doesn't mean you're oppressed.


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#33
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Im skeptical as to how effective that generalized attitude empowers people or solves any of these problems. It implies that you have no control over your future if you are constantly being victimized, which is pretty laughable in most western nations. Facing more challenges than others within a boundary doesn't mean you're oppressed.


People referred to as victims has actually alerted me to a lot of struggles that I previously would not have thought of and made me more mindful of the way I act.

I think that's a good thing,

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#34
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People referred to as victims has actually alerted me to a lot of struggles that I previously would not have thought of and made me more mindful of the way I act.

I think that's a good thing,


Possibly, but I think what most skeptics (such as me) have issue with not who acts a certain way but rather how they act, especially when special language gets swiftly introduced and specific things become banned because 'sensitivity issues'.
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#35
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Possibly, but I think what most skeptics (such as me) have issue with not who acts a certain way but rather how they act, especially when special language gets swiftly introduced and specific things become banned because 'sensitivity issues'.


usually it's good things that get banned like i never use the word "tranny" now because it's offensive and i wouldn't have known that otherwise

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#36
I didn't think the poll results would be trending so hard in this direction tbh
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#37
It's an era of people being far more aware of the prejudices that exist on a daily basis.
#38
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It's an era of people being far more aware of the prejudices that exist on a daily basis.


True but that implies that subscribing to this idea is the only correct outcome of all this.

The REAL kicker to all this is that like all societal issues, the slow upgrading and improvement of education appears to be the only compromise, not simply brute forcing in legislature and/or riding off of media cacophony, which would to be the preferred choices of either side of this thread topic.
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#39
The internet picks up on this crap more nowadays. I don't know anyone in real life who is that overly sensitive.
#40
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The internet picks up on this crap more nowadays. I don't know anyone in real life who is that overly sensitive.


I do, he's a youtuber I added on facebook in 2012 cuz he did fun videos on conspiracy theories but then he went all 'if you don't agree with me, you're blocked, botted and reported' so I just stay silent and watch him complain to an echo chamber of fellow bored late-30-something nerds.
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