Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Senior Australians say political correctness is ruining society

ATTENTION, Gen Y: Baby Boomers have had it with your political correctness.

New Australian research suggests over 50s are fed up with being told what they can and can’t say, and believe young people are the worst offenders.

The survey of 1000 Australians over 50 saw nine in 10 agree political correctness is ruining society, and thought younger generations were too worried about offending people.

According to the CoreData research commissioned by Australian Seniors Insurance Agency, 86 per cent of seniors believed “having to be politically correct all the time” was ruining society, and 86.6 per cent said it was “inauthentic”.

Bathurst teacher Vicki Evans is not afraid to admit she loathes political correctness.

The 55-year-old says she’s constantly being told off by her three children, all in their 20s, for opinions they say she shouldn’t be allowed to express.

“The number of times I saw something and my kids say ‘oh Mum, you can’t say that,’” she says.

“They say you can’t make assumptions about things, but I think you can make observations.

“You can’t say anything that’s offensive and that could be deemed to label anyone. You have to be always aware of perceptions, apparently.”

Ms Evans says that her children’s sensitivities are clearly not a product of her parenting, but blames universities and television for encouraging political correctness.

“I do get really cross with the whole idea that children aren’t allowed to talk about anything religious in relation to Christmas or Easter because it might offend someone,” she said. “I think if we can’t discuss any of these things we run the risk of losing our cultural identity.”



Anonymous said...

if we can’t discuss any of these things we run the risk of losing our cultural identity.”

Exactly correct.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, with the protests against Australia Day, protests against ANZAC Day, protests against the non-event of legal gay marriage not to mention the public suppression of free speech by older Australians who don't agree with the socialist agenda there id=s definite evidence we are losing our cultural identity. Australians are being induced/coerced to blend into an international blend of culture whilst having the indigenous culture superimposed over the top.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

P.C. Poppycock is ruining everything even kids fairy tales have gone P.C. or maybe you should read POLITCLY CORRECT FAIRYTALES or POLITICLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES