I am sick of people who dish out labels such as:- xenophobic, homophobic, gynophobic, transphobic, islamophobic ect………
It seems that some people don’t like facts, they just like to inflict their opinions and expect others to follow and if you don’t agree with them, labels are dished out. Putting labels on people demonstrates ignorance and laziness, because it just masks the problem.
Take a look at this clip courtesy of SKY NEWS for example, from Studio 10 host Kerri-Anne Kennerley called ‘racist’ in Australia Day debate by Yumi Stynes. https://youtu.be/vVov7JR1nLM
How many ABC reports have we seen of the aboriginal plight?????? I know I have seen many. So how do we isolate a problem so that more people are aware of it in order to try and solve it?
Labels are divisive and not helpful. This behaviour creates fear and stifles discussion. We should all stick to the facts and give solutions, dishing out labels to people who express valid facts and opinions is just fear mongering. The media, in reporting the news, is doing away with naming cultures, ages, gender and sexual orientation of people in fear of offending. The facts are what we should care about, not political correctness. If one has offended, then they should be called out on it, not protected. If one dishes out labels they too should be called out.
Labels trivalise the problem and if this keeps going the way it is now, then nobody will take any notice of the real problems.
Don’t be silenced, speak out and call out this ridiculous behaviour which is not helpful to anyone esp. not in trying to solve the real issues.