I’m really tired of people using and misusing the terms “PC,” “PC police,” and “political correctness.” If you think that saying abusing your wife or child is bad is turning the NFL “PC” or telling an artist not to draw women with their ass in the air on a book you’re trying to sell to women is playing the “PC police” or that the world would be a better place if only whine whine we didn’t have to deal with so much “political correctness” in entertainment then you’re either a dinosaur or a bigot. The term political correctness is used by people who have primarily been considered “standard” (as in white, male, straight, etc etc) to complain that they have to consider the viewpoints of people who aren’t like them. I’m not saying you have to agree with inclusiveness if you really want to stamp your feet over people being equal to one another as human beings, but you don’t get to run the show anymore. You don’t get to refer to the words “transgender” and “cisgender” as being PC or to women asking not to be shown as objects as PC or to people saying that Redskins is a racist team name as PC. These things are all matters of treating people who aren’t straight white dudes like they are just as important as those straight white dudes. It’s not “politically correct.” It’s just correct. Using a term like “PC” just puts a spotlight on you as an intolerant crybaby.
Your voice has been the only voice that matters for so long that it’s frustrating to hear that it’s not the only one that matters anymore, I know. Learn to be a human who has to listen to others.
I'm sorry but elves just look wrong as POC, they lose so much of their ethereal beauty and the purity that they represent.
*makes hour-long fart noises*
"Im sorry but black people cant be elves because black people arent beautiful or good"
Please tell me this anon is fucking joking.
Poc can’t be pure apparently
This is something a friend of mine actually said to my face while I was talking about diversity in books the other day. I really don’t understand how people could think it’s strange for a fictional mythical creature to have darker skin. If it’s about staying close to the original, then why do they think it’s fine for vampires to walk out in the sun? Why do they use Tolkien as a source instead of the original elves? And if it’s about beauty and purity… how can they not see how racist they are? How blinded can they be by their own hateful delusions?