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Would you consider yourself PC 

36%
611 deviants said Sorta, I don't wanna offend but some people are too sensitive
25%
419 deviants said Yes, to a degree. I do think others take it a little far
14%
236 deviants said Yes, I strive not to offend others and I expect others to do the same.
14%
236 deviants said No, I don't purposefully hurt others feelings but if what I say does? too bad.
4%
68 deviants said No, people need to toughen up.
4%
67 deviants said I'm anti-PC, its an attack on free speech and creativity.
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54 deviants said Other (comment)

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Greyryder Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm somewhere between no, and full on anti PC. So, I voted other. Political correctness is verbal cowardice. I believe in being polite, but PC is moving us frighteningly in the direction of double plus good speak.

No one has a right to not be offended.
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Lyur Featured By Owner 2 days ago
ugh pc :iconsjhmplz:
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:iconred-werez:
Red-WereZ Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to offend everyone just by being myself so at this point I don't actually know. I make mistakes all the time but the problem is you can't do that on the internet because you offend someone somewhere and there is no room for mistakes. I've still got a lot to learn but my general opinions on things kind of upset people. Especially on DA or YouTube. They're the worst, but mostly because I don't have Twitter or Facebook, and the only other social media I use is Tumblr and I generally don't get crap for my opinions on there. But hey.
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Keksoe666 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to some degree
though there is a difference between political correctness and censorship
for example I tend to criticize Turkey on its position reagarding the Armenian Genocide and simply say "I don't want Turkey in the EU as long as they keep shitting on human rights/history/free speech
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:iconpenumbrachey:
PenumbraChey Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not and never have been a personal computer...
...Oh wait, that's not what you meant is it.
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Blackpencilninja Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
online i tend to be very careful of what i say. Face to face on the other hand i make a judgment call. i tend to lean more to non PC and even encourage others to do the same. I rather someone be direct rather than dance around words. That said i make a distinction between being direct (in my books just speaking your mind) and saying things only to be hateful. The former still has its checks and bounds.
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Gradient-Dawn Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!
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:icon8-0-8:
8-0-8 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
It's important to be polite to others, but it's also important to not take things personally, and it's also important to tell the truth and be honest about one's self.
Trying to balance all these things is surely difficult, and a lot of people stumble along the way.
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IncrediblePebble Featured By Owner 4 days ago
it tends to vary for me.
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:iconstormofshadows:
Stormofshadows Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't try to offend, but so many people are so easily offended these days.  According to some people, even the word crazy is horrible.
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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It is impossible these days to be completely politically correct. People take so much offense to so many different things, it's absolutely ridiculous. I don't go out of my way to hurt people's feelings, but if someone's THAT sensitive that they get upset over every little detail of what I'm saying, I don't need to be hanging around them in the first place.
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HiroMorisato Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I don't know, Ive never seen anyone use the term politically correct.
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scarlette13 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Just learnt something new about English language (not my native one). PC always used to mean computer to me.:)

Dunno what to answer. I have no idea what "political correct" means in English, but from reactions of other people, I´d guess that I´m just type of person who doesn´t intentionally offend random people. But I´m against using terms like "Afro-Americans", because it´s offending to people who are "Afro" but aren´t from America. So I´d vote from something in the middle.
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Tergiversatory-Proxy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I walk the tight rope a bit. I do my best to be empathetic to others and to be aware of my own biases. I believe that being honest and telling the truth is important, but I avoid making personal attacks, or saying things to do harm out of petty spite. That kind of behavior always strikes me as insecure. 
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8-0-8 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I very strongly agree with this!
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Harmonydreams Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Everything can hurt people or yourself... So it doesn't take importance !
And hurt people make him react, that can be good (think of art: Salomé of Oscar Wilde, Mme Bovary of Flaubert, Baudelaire, Appolinaire, Camus...)
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chidorirasengan15 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm PC, but only according to my own political ideology ;)
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Asaraa Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad people are making an effort not to offend, but we have gotten waaaay to PC. You can't say much without getting yelled at or barely offending someone. It's a bit ridiculous. 
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risesatspring Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to have a way of using the wrong wording, so I try not to be PC if I can help it. Just because I tend to not think before I speak sometimes.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
What do you mean by PC. When I think of "PC" I'm thinking of computers like MAC vs. PC.
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topcat-sama Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
politically correct :)
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Really, I'm used to using PC to describe computers lol

As for an answer to the poll, I'm not entirely sure. To some people my beliefs don't seem "politically correct." I've heard people say Christianity is sexist and racist, but from my understanding that's simply not true. I am also conservative, and I've heard people call that sexist and racist too. Honestly, I think both beliefs are misunderstood when people call them sexist and racist beliefs. I don't think either are offensive to anyone. There may a few bad eggs who make a bad name for both beliefs, but that can be said with every nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, and belief. I seen examples where people treat the majority as bad people who are trying to oppress and dominate everyone is even slightly close to being the minority. Oppression and dominance aren't traits unique to whites or majorities in general. I just feel that sometimes the majority is as misunderstood as the minority.
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TearingCookie Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
Same here, not sure what PC is?
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:icontaqresu650:
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm in the same boat.
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Flat-Bread Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always try to be. For example, I personally prefer using "African-America" instead of "black", although I don't really get offended when others use the term "black" as long as it's not in offensive context. 
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Naji-cat Featured By Owner 5 days ago
It annoys people, but I always look at things Logically. They think I'm being rude, but I'm a logical person.
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Doom-san Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I think if words are your greatest form of oppression, it means that you are in a pretty good place in society and need to be more appreciative of that fact, because for most of human history, oppression involves a basis on physical violence, not words. (a word is, by nature, merely a tool for conveying some other basis, not a basis in and of itself)

Despite that, I think that psychological damages and traumas are truly a force to be reckoned with, but also that it is also very irresponsible to violently unload onto others because of your own damages. ("self-oppression", really. Only you are in control of your mind. And yet, most of us are clearly "out of control" in our own heads ^^; )

I think word associations are part of that.

It's one thing to duke it out with people who WANT you to associate with a word whatever you associated with it (because it gives the word power, and through giving it power, it gives THEM power over you without even TOUCHING YOU), though it's certainly the high road to deny them their satisfaction.
But, I think it's another thing entirely to lunge at someone because they just unknowingly dredged up some sort of mental association you might have. (I've dealt with some pretty extreme cases of this (mental association) with some people, and it didn't even have anything to do with PC-ness. Wow, psychology is crazy XD;; )

So... Really, I'm fairly anti-PC. I despise walking on eggshells for people but I'll do it for their own sakes, but ultimately it spells doom for our relationships because I can't be myself around them without worrying about saying some wrong thing. (that is my own damage that I need to deal with ^^; )

I think PC-ness is a battle won not by censoring what people can and can't say (because it acknowledges the "power" of those words), but by "de-powering" those words to the point that there's no reason to use them or the word's meaning has changed completely. (" 'rap music' and the 'N word' ", anyone? XD; )
Publicly acknowledging a word's "power" will only in my eyes force the mental damages of others onto everyone else, when I think the only responsible thing to do is heal the damage, not perpetuate the problem.


(on a random note: I find the mental image hilarious of someone using words on you that you have no idea what they mean, because this person was trying to talk smack about you to hurt your feelings while it COMPLETELY MISSED because you have no idea what the hell they just said. ..May you also never find out, so that their satisfaction is never granted ^^;   I sort of wish nobody would ever be told the meaning of a "bad" word so that it's association can die off ^^; )
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ZidayaZenovka Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^This, this, this so much this. This was beautiful. Thank you. I do my best to respect others but at the same time I don't believe in censorship unless it's something like outright hate speech.
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leafeon-ex Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I chose "other" because I don't think "too bad" if I offend someone. No, I don't purposefully hurt others feelings but if what I say does? Oh well. I apologize that I offended them but that's it. I don't apologize for what I said.
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yzkethrag Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, talk shit and get it, visa verse and etcetera.

But then again, some people are fucking hypersensitive piss-ant babies, whose seems to be delusional about the reality of the world and probably shouldn't be on the Internet if they can't handle it.
I AM LOOKING AT YOU TUMBLR.
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ChibiForte101 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I try to be respectful in any way I can, and if somebody thinks I'm not being politically correct I honestly will take what they say to heart and consider my words carefully; but to be 100% honest, I think some people are way too sensitive and honestly are offended by almost anything.
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surespiders Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the things i see people get offended over.... oh man. i think being PC is important by today's cultural standard, but so many people get offended so easily.
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MeaghanRocksYourSock Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I'm pretty much on the line about it. I don't go out of my way to offend people, I don't act like a dick, I don't discriminate. I also, however, tend to be quite vulgar, can be very violent if pushed to it, and express those things through art. I honestly couldn't be politically correct and an artist at the same time cause I'd have to practice censorship, and fuck censorship.
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:icondj-uni-mekaju:
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's a PC?
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:iconkalnaur:
Kalnaur Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being politically correct.  It's a term for using terminology with soft, non-accusatory overtones in an attempt to say something without offending them.  For example, a politically correct way to say "lazy" could be "motivationally deficient".  It is where most of the _____ American (African American, Native American, Asian American, etc) comes from, for example.

It can be very useful in creating non-confrontational language, but it is also easily taken to the extreme. 
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah.  Thank you. :D
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Before-Knights Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I think words can be extremely hurtful and harmful on an individual scale and on a larger social scale, I think those who are hurt by words shouldn't be condemned as "too sensitive" but rather, those who say harmful things should be considered a little too rough and INsensitive. Words have a lot of meaning and those who use them recklessly should not be applauded. And those who use words purposefully to offend others should be held accountable socially for those actively harmful statements. 
It's pretty naive to lean on freedom of speech to justify hurting others emotionally and perpetuating stereotypes that can harm a whole group in the grand social scheme. Theres a lot of weight in hate speech and even microaggressions as well. I can't tell people to stop saying the stupid awful things that they continue to say, and I can't stop them from childishly whining about free speech and how sensitive others are and how people need to toughen up. But I can say "boo" to that, and maybe remind people how truly immature and ignorant it is to say such things. But, I'm only one person, I can't angrily lead a charge against the grand army of ignorance or whatever. 
I strive not to offend, and when I do offend, it's best to do the mature thing and to apologize instead of defending my mistake tooth and claw to the bitter end. I can only DESIRE for others to do that, and if they did, maybe this life would be that much easier to bear for those of us who struggle and struggle hard.
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CameronFedora Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
I've never heard much about political correctness. I try to respect everyone's differences. If someone is a jerk online, I probably won't tell them, but if I know them irl I will definitely say something!
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CometGreen Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to be as polite as I can, if something offends someone on reasonable grounds, then I'll gladly stop. I would not consider myself PC. Personally, I think it has gone too far, while yes, some words are not to be said, period, no way around it, other words that are not offensive or walk a grey line can be avoided, but if are said the person should not be ridiculed/corrected. There is nothing wrong with being PC, but if one says something and no one takes offense to it, then it doesn't need to be commented on, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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rimuu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to not offend anyone and respect others, so kinda yes. But some people get offended really easy nowadays, to the point that being 100% PC is just a myth. There's no way to not offend anyone.
Idk, I feel like the context and people's intentions are WAY more important that words. People should try to look more into that to not get needlessly offended.
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Time-013 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm not politically correct, I just try to be understanding. There will always be extremists in every group, which could damage what that group represents. 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to be moderate when it comes to politics in general. However, people (especially tumblr) have created a culture of tip-toeing around others, bc oh god I might *~offend*~ somebody ;_;. I mean, yeah, it's offensive to be racist, homophobic, etc etc, but some people on there get outraged over the most trivial things. For example I saw a tumblr post calling out the movie The Croods because female characters have shaved underarms. I understand where they're coming from, but ffs it's just a kids movie! If that's the biggest thing you're angry about then it may be time to re-evaluate your priorities.
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AvatarThoryn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
The hell is pc? I doubt you mean personal computer
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RedEyeSlayer Featured By Owner 5 days ago
it means politically correct so things like not using rasits words or things that are commonly found to be offensive. if that makes sens   
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AvatarThoryn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh then yes, I'm pc. But I do feel sorry for racists to be dumb as hell
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Bladehenge Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I don't necessarily try to be but I'm careful of stepping on anyone's (metaphorical) toes.
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HotaruAiri Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Eh, sometimes. I don't dance around things, though.
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Amadoodles Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I think that there's a time and a place for everything. For example, using certain words with really terribly connotations when referring to people is just straight up hurtful. 

That being said, there's also things like on DA, where some people hide their gender, some people lie about it, etc and you don't always want to have to go to a users profile when referring to them and track it down just for a single little passing comment. I've started generally just using "they" for everyone and everything, but I've seen quite a few people be incredibly incredibly waaaayyyy out of perspective when someone says "she" and the person actually feels like a different gender etc. And I mean yes, lets respect what everyone wants to be identified as, but as an online space where people create various identities, and on which people don't have any defining like, markers next to their names, then just a calm word about :hey! I'm actually a different gender" would do. Instead people seem to get incredibly offended over a simple mistake. And thats just dumb. I mean, even if you research an artist, and they say that they're male a few months later they may reveal that they're actually female. I saw that once. And then someone who clearly hadn't been updated referred to them as male and the artists fanbase (the artist was fine) got so super aggressive with this person. 
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winddragon24 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most PC is just another way to make other people feel guilty or put them on a "guilt trip" for what they like, what they  wear, or what they do etc. Its just crap.
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm Canadian, so it's almost genetic to a point :XD: I don't really think about it much though (plus I don't talk to people often, I'm kind of a hermit).
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