Tue Aug 14, 2012, 11:45 PM
Odin2005 (53,484 posts)
I really hate the "It's MY PERSPECTIVE" shit.
Something that really irks me is that it seems like in the past 40 years or so the "personal perspective" has been put on a glowing pedestal to the detriment of objectivity. If someone is offended by the world "niggardly" then it is offensive, the objective fact that it has no relationship to the N-word is simply ignored. If you correct some woo-woo's factual errors you are condemned for "not respecting their own perspective". Tell someone that menstrual cycles have nothing to do with the Moon you are condemned for preferring objective fact over "what women just know". It seems like people are pressured to "respect people's perspectives", that is, don't ever "offend" anybody by telling them they are wrong, and thus "privileging one perspective over another".
This crap seems to go hand in hand with the rise of Postmodern Social Theory in Academia, in which there are no objective truths, just narrative "realities" unique to each person.
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I really hate the "It's MY PERSPECTIVE" shit. (Original post)
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Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:17 PM
HappyMe (20,277 posts)
19. I've had a couple beers,
so I feel like I'm ready to discuss Post Modern Perspective whatever...
As far as menstrual cycles, what the fuck is it with 'radiant', 'pearly' tampons? Seriously? While I'm at it, wtf is with all the wipes, shampoos, douches, and sprays. To see all the commercials, you would think that it's a toxic waste dump.