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Tue Aug 14, 2012, 11:45 PM

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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Reply I really hate the "It's MY PERSPECTIVE" shit. (Original post)
Odin2005 Aug 2012 OP
msatty99 Aug 2012 #1
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #2
rug Aug 2012 #3
ohiosmith Aug 2012 #4
rug Aug 2012 #5
ohiosmith Aug 2012 #6
rug Aug 2012 #7
ohiosmith Aug 2012 #8
rug Aug 2012 #9
ohiosmith Aug 2012 #10
rug Aug 2012 #11
ohiosmith Aug 2012 #12
rug Aug 2012 #15
Ptah Aug 2012 #13
ohiosmith Aug 2012 #14
rug Aug 2012 #16
Bertha Venation Aug 2012 #17
Odin2005 Aug 2012 #18
HappyMe Aug 2012 #19

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2012, 11:47 PM

1. Well

that's your perspective so I have to acknowledge and appreciate that.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 09:08 AM

2. From my perspective, you are correct.

 

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 05:54 PM

3. Post modern deconstructionism makes me want to run out and pull pubic hairs off perfect strangers.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 05:58 PM

4. You'd use any reason to do that!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 05:59 PM

5. Well yeah, but this makes me want to do it with tape.

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Response to rug (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:01 PM

6. Call graywarrior, RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:03 PM

7. Is she Brazilian?

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Response to rug (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:09 PM

8. Just one!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:12 PM

9. Well, I'll take care of that!

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:13 PM

10. By the way,.....

how many is a brazillion?

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:18 PM

11. Too any for all the duck tape in the world too handle.

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Response to rug (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:21 PM

12. That any eh!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:27 PM

15. Why am I surrounded by pedants?

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Response to rug (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

13. Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:26 PM

14. Gud won!

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Response to Ptah (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:28 PM

16. To forgive is human, to err, divine.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 06:43 PM

17. BRAVO, Ptah, BRAVO!

How does one nominate for a Duzy?!

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 08:49 PM

18. BAAAAD, Rug, bad!!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:17 PM

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.

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