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  1. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    I read it just fine. YOU included moving along, making it sound like it's not doable.
  2. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    There's a difference between remember the past and enslaving yourself to it, being forever a victim. "Get over..." No. Move forward...yes
  3. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    If that's what you gathered from the post, then you need to reread it.
  4. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    I'm not apologizing for my use of the word rapey. I got it from my husband when we were discussing the topic. Ive been sexually assaulted on one occasion and raped on another, and my opinion still stands. My experience was a flat out no after hanging out with 2 boys in hs, then physically pulled and pushed into a bathroom. So maybe if one can see it from my experience, where we WERE at first laughing and hanging out, and even a little flirting on my part, then PULLED into a bathroom, then maybe one can understand my reaction to a man pulling at a woman's arm telling her to stay and describing it as "a little rapey." Keep in mind that I did proceed to explain that I don't think that's what was really going on in this song. It simply brings up a moment of a memory. But I'm able to separate my experience from a playful flirtatious banter of a song.
  5. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    I was commenting to something on FB and used the term black to refer to race. A black person commented sarcastically, "I didn't know we were colors." Implying I should have said African American. Ironically enough I intentionally used the word black because not long before I heard someone ******** about THAT. And to be honest their point was valid. Not everyone of black skin color is AMERICAN. And then there's a good friend of mine who is half Puerto Rican half Guatemalan. I used the term Hispanic once, not referring to her...and boy did she lay into me. Because HIS Spanic means HIS Spaniard and some other blah blah blah. So it is Latino. I have heard plenty Latinos say Hispanic. It's politically incorrect to say girls instead of women. While I understand the viewpoint a bit, I think it's taken too far. Mayim Bialik has a YT video on it, and I understood her point. But at 37 years old, if I'm going out to a movie with my mom and sister, I'm going to say it's a girl's night out. Using the term handicapped. Seriously? My feelings about a person don't change whether I say they are handicapped or have a disability. Calling someone psycho or crazy....nope, can't do that bc there ARE people with mental health issues. Saying retard is politically incorrect. Incorrect use of Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Dressing up as an Indian for Halloween I'm sure there are supposed anti-PC people out there who will pick and choose anong those in that list of which to be offended by, and claim their right to do so while still claim to be anti-PC. Because, again, if it offends THEM, it must be inherently offensive. There are some on the list I came up with that I agree with. Some I disagree with. So I just won't say I'm anti PC. Because it's warranted at times. You shouldn't describe someone as fat even if it's true and you don't mean it to be an insult. Just try to not offend people without having to go completely out of your way by doing so. And *when*someone inevitably gets offended, they have the right to voice it. That way we all keep our freedoms while simultaneously not being jerks.
  6. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    And that's your opinion that you're free to have and voice in this country. Just as my opinion that physically pulling on somebody repeatedly to get them to stay is...a little rapey. I'm being hyperbolic by that, but...the opinion is my right to have. I understand your viewpoint. You've experienced first hand what it's like to not get the freedoms we have. So it scares you a bit when you see in America what can be interpreted as suppression of our freedoms. A feeling of "Oh, hell no. Not in my America." I get that completely.
  7. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    It seems like you both are saying the same exact same thing.
  8. Orion81RN

    Are We Too PC?

    Every person I have heard ***** and moan about the world being too PC has things that they themselves take offense to that other people are baffled as to why. They think that their offence to something is the acception to the rule because if it offends THEM, then it MUST be objectively offensive. I find it ironic when I see anti-PC fb posters post "It's not Happy Holidays, It's Merry Christmas." Soooo.... you're admitting you're offended by someone wishing you genuine good cheer by choosing the words "Happy Holidays." Insert eyeroll. That being said, yes. Things are too PC in general. But every single one of us is guilty of being offended by SOMETHING others would not be offended by. It's how we choose to react. Baby It's Cold Outside IS a tad rapey. That being said I love the song and enjoy the flirtatious banter. I simply remember years ago listening to it and thinking...hmmm he's a little too pushy. I held the thought for a brief moment then continued enjoying the song. I'm guilty of getting offended easily. But that's MY problem. If it's worthy of taking a stance, do so. If not...go ahead, be offended, maybe say your piece quickly or hold it in and move along. Shrug.
  9. Orion81RN

    What Did Joe See?

    Thank you for sharing this, Davey.
  10. Orion81RN

    What Did Joe See?

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  11. Orion81RN

    What Did Joe See?

    Thank you for sharing this experience. It brought a tear to my eye, being someone who lately has been on the balancing beam of believing and unsure. You ask yourself why you were given the honor of being an integral part in Joe's story. Perhaps it was partly to share the story and reinforce or bring back faith in some people. People maybe like myself who have been living in doubt for a while. I'm sure it brought peace to the family. It sounds like it certainly did to that chaplain.
  12. Orion81RN

    So, when are you going to get your RN?

    It completely depends on where you live. My friend worked as a tech in a hospital for 4 years before graduating. She then applied to that hospital as a nurse, and they told her straight out that she needs her BSN before considering her, despite her being an exemplary employee for them for4 years AND had letters of recrecommendation from instructors. I don't think it's right, just stating facts.
  13. Orion81RN

    So, when are you going to get your RN?

    Unfortunately, yep. I live in the Chicagoland area and BSN is either required upon hire or within a few years of hire.
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