I did not say these -isms didn't exist, I was pointing out the imaginary ones that dwell in the minds of paranoid people. As a white nowadays, you can't say or do anything without being dubbed racist and if you're unlucky and you're well-known you might even get prosecuted and your reputation shot to hell and the basis of a biased interpretation of something you said or did, how's that for racism? Just look at how these few things I said immediately made people think of me as 'privileged white guy who doesn't give a crap'
I'm actually very tolerable, that's why I don't like people who are intolerable towards stuff that doesn't affect them, fe 'the stereotypical role of the female' in freakin childrens toys
, ethnic and other jokes a comedian who in the same show explicitly says good things about them too and very clearly criticizes the racist party of that particular country in the same show
(this actually happened) or whatever, there's countless new examples every day. I've been part of a student's group for more equality and whatnot, and when we did something it was never about such inconsequential crap because we knew saying we're offended by something ridiculously unimportant that didn't truly affect anybody would only make us look like we had nothing important to worry about, and instead we addressed actual
inequality the likes stubby mentions which yes, exists, and should be dealt with, starting there and not with stuff that has no effect and makes no sense. Continuing to point out our differences (which are and always will be there, whether you want it or not) on every little thing and forcibly teaching everyone to never say anything about them to create this facade of political correctness is only going to push different groups further away from each other. Do you think forcing people to put a black guy in every series even if it makes no sense from the stories' perspective, saying the black power ranger can't have a black costume because that's racist, saying the Sint (Santa's Belgian Brother) having black helpers is racist (while kids actually like these helpers tremendously) is going to endear racial groups to each other? It's when you can stand inconsequential stuff like this that you're being truly intolerable and attacking other group's freedom from your own group's perspective, which only creates strife and frustration. This method of thinking eventually leads to political minority groups being able to push each and every one of their views through because everything that goes against them even in the slightest is dubbed 'racism'. This is already happening in Belgium and Holland, where traditions are banned because Muslim minorities find them 'offensive' and no one can do anything against them because, well, of course they'd be racist, which would ruin their career. Pick your ism, be the judge of the day, fake plastic political correctness all the way!
And if you for one moment believe there's a mom at home right now going 'Lego is so stereotypical! I feel repressed!' then bury that illusion already. All these -isms nowadays are are powerful political and commercial tools to smother other politicians or corporation's reputation. If the people who use them actually gave a shit about them, they'd be doing something about the inequality of the wages, or other stuff that really affects people. By acting against imaginary isms the power makes it seem like they're trying to do something about these problems so they can keep creating more actual equality for everyone off the agenda and create the illusion they do give a shit, which they don't. They don't. At all.
The very fact we're having this conversation while this was originally about plastic toys alone shows how paranoid people are.