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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: xuenchen
In a recent thread from someone about government influences in media, I responded with a post that I've found PC doctrines as the basic backbone of every episode of Star Trek:The Next Generation.
Recently, I've watched almost all of the episodes of the several years of that show and it never deviates from being totally PC between members of the crew and in their challenges with other beings. In the latter situation, the rules of PC are hammered across time and time again to lesser evolved beings.
The "Prime Directive" is mentioned almost constantly (even if most shows involve some manner of weapons blasting from some one).
originally posted by: face23785
That's not entirely true. For example, in an episode I watched recently Crusher was ragging on Riker, La Forge and Worf about their beards basically being "male pride" symbols. They denied this, but she said if it is, there's nothing wrong with that. Leftists heads would explode at a future woman saying it's ok for men to be proud of their maleness. That is an anti-PC statement these days.
Masculinity creates confining — and oppressive — expectations for everyone.
Would it be so terrifying to not have to genderize everything? To not create things specific to masculinity so they are not somehow confused as feminine? How would it feel to not have to hide an important, male friendship behind the term "bromance?" No you’re not wearing a "manbag," you’re wearing a handbag; not because you’re feminine, but because that’s a bag in your hand. You want to give someone of your gender a hug? Wouldn't it be nice to gave them that hug and not have to say the requisite “no homo” as you did it?
originally posted by: Painterz
This should be in the Hoax or LOL bin, sorry. If you read the original story and what the producers actually said it's quite clear Trek is going to do what Trek has always done.
The lengths Brietbart readers go to in order to feel offended. It's bizarre.