Yes, Stone stirs up us old pharts a bit. Which is a good thing, IMO.
I'm really glad for the young blood here. Otherwise, in another decade or so, Sean would have to set up a prostate forum just to get us to keep the other forums on topic!:D
Are you listening, Stone?
I will be glad when I finally get well from this prostatitis that has made me a shut-in to a computer, instead of out there having fun and doing film photography. I am utterly annoyed at the political correctness and feigned offense on any particular internet page I visit. I get it on the TV, the computer, everywhere. I'm SICK of politically-correct thought police.
Personal maturity can't be taught, learned, shamed, or punished into existence. Nor can a perscription for it be written and pills taken to get it. No one is born with it. And some will pass on still without it.
By definition, there is one and only one possible avenue of acquisition. The passage of time. And the arrow of time cannot be rushed or short-circuited. It is what it is. So we learn to make the course corrections known, sometimes over and over, then wait patiently until suddenly one day the lesson is learned. Or not.
Every parent who has ever raised a child knows this. Every child who has ever matured into a parent knows this...
When someone says something witless, misogynistic and deeply unpleasant, the way to "course correct" is to tell them what's wrong. Laughing and clapping simply reinforces the behaviour.
Toffle has the right idea.
Well at least the OP has the heat taken off of him for a while.
My most juvenile thought is that the posters upset with my comment might only be feeling that way because they feel they represent the type of person I described and therefore are offended.
Secondly I shouldn't have said only women, as the same could be said for any gender who feels uncomfortable with themselves.
Thirdly, I will apologize if I offended anyone, but I won't apologize for what I said, just because you don't like what I said doesn't mean it isn't correct or that I should feel remorse. I don't like that you think in such limited terms that you can't open to the possibility that I might be correct in the majority of my statement, or that my opinion is just that, my opinion, and I have the right to view the world as I choose, just as you do.
Furthermore as I said earlier, no one said anything about the image posted of that slovenly dressed street image, yet someone might actually find that look appealing and might dress that way and why is it ok to judge that person and not have me judge the same way, that person in the photo is exactly the shape and size I described, so what's the differences? Simply that I used words to describe them instead of posting a picture.
You can hate me all you want, but I'm not actively attacking you for your beliefs, so who's really the one who's wronging whom?
~Stone | Sent w/ iPhone using Tapatalk