|i'm pretty sure the wikipedia thing is meant to be a joke. Jokes are like art, they don't have to be politically correct. You're restricting the creative ability. Yes it's not 100% accurate, but it's going to give someone a small laugh and help them get on with their day. That's the point. Not to harm people. it wasn't written by someone who deliberately wanted to do harm, it was written by someone who wanted to give others something to distract them from this crazy depressing world.|
If you can’t do something as simple as “write a joke that doesn’t invalidate, demean, or insult an entire group of people who aren’t hurting anyone” then perhaps a lack of creativity is your own personal problem, and not the fault of “political correctness”.
People who claim that all jokes are harmless just by the virtue of being jokes are the scum of Earth.
As SJWario says, if being considerate in the humor you write is not a good creative exercise for you, then your writing skills are shit.
I’m so sick of people who outright deny representation with arguments like “but political correctness destroys creativity/is censorship/is the Devil” arguments.
Cause YEAH, RIGHT. As if casually perpetuating the same bigotry as always was super-duper creative :-/
#a shitty joke can also ruin a person's day #or make them realize even more what a shitty depressing world this is #this is such a bullshit argument #as if people who get made fun of never heard those jokes #or didn't even exist in the first place #ugh #social issues