SJWs Warn Against Viewing It’s a Wonderful Life

The Great PC Purge of Our Language Is Coming

By William M Briggs Published on December 10, 2017

The changes in our language and social practices ushered in by political correctness were only the beginning. As tumultuous as the interruptions were, they are nothing compared with what is occurring, and will occur, under gender theory. Here, the purges of “offensive” words and customs is bound to accelerate. So much so that below I make a prediction that will shock the reader.

What is happening now? Word is students from Cambridge University have done the world a service by compiling “a database containing more than a thousand films and television programmes that show non-consensual sexual interactions.”

The database “Unconsenting Media” is meant to help “sexual assault survivors avoid any potentially traumatic scenes that could trigger flashbacks.”

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Rated PI (politically incorrect)

What movies? Films like Gone With the Wind, included for implied “marital rape,” Forrest Gump, for showing a female singer “harassed by a male audience,” and the unsettling It’s a Wonderful Life. This awful production contains scenes of “Sexual harassment on-screen (e.g. verbal, non-consensual touching/grabbing)”.

Trigger warning for the squeamish! The explanation of the disturbing scenes is:

A man chases a housekeeper and insists he is in love with her. There are also scenes with men ogling a woman as she walks down the street. In another scene, a woman loses her robe and is left naked, the man she is with refuses to hand over the robe and jokes about “selling tickets” to see her naked.

And who could forget the horrific scene where a sex-crazed little girl whispered a sweet nothing into the deaf ear of a non-consenting boy?

If this naughty pre-woman sought permission for her sexual predation first, George Bailey’s life might have turned out quite differently. Instead of raising a large loving family and remaining the manager of a community-oriented building and loan, he could have fulfilled his dream of moving to New York City and becoming a drag-queen chorus singer in Kinky Boots.

It can’t be long before the movies on this list do not simply come with warnings, but are banned from public view.

Say it ain’t so.

Readers will be familiar with the purge of the English language. Earnest feminists (a grammatical tautology) first changed history to herstory and women to womyn. Don’t-call-me-miss females insisted these changes had nothing to do with hating men. They just didn’t want to be reminded the stronger sex existed.

From that humble beginning, political correctness went from triumph to triumph. Handicapped became disabled which itself became differently abled, while able became privileged. Even slang took a hit. Dense as a box of rocks became Acting Manager of Gendered Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Support at the Diversity and Equity Office.

He Said, He-or-She-or-Xem said

Under gender theory, pronouns proliferate. I’m not an expert on this subject. Even lexicographers admit to falling behind in cataloging the near-daily innovations. But I believe the more common coinages are these. Zorg for females who identify as men acting as women over forty, xippee! for happy males who cannot decide on their objects of lust (zippee! is for females), and meowfem for single females who call their cats “life companions.”

Gendered nouns are everywhere vanquished. In days of yore (before 2015) people knew matrimony was the state of one male and one female, a union joined with the understanding of the importance of family. Now governments are banning husband and wife lest the sight of these anachronisms cause fits of apoplexy in our more sensitive citizens.

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These are only the start. Statues of Confederate leaders are disappearing in the middle of the night like citizens living under a communist regime. Even place names are under scrutiny. The Cornell Plantations, a botanical garden, incensed students who reasoned slaves used to work at plantations. They also worked at farms, but so far that name appears safe. But for how long?

Frightening forecast

As promised, here is my prediction. Plumbers, electricians, and engineers are soon to be in deep kimchi. (This was a common saying in the military in pre-politically correct days.)

For reasons known to every farmer and biologist, connectors are called male and female. Consider the homely extension cord or pipe fitting.

This won’t be allowed to stand. Under the now-common slogan “Not every man has a pertinent,” these hateful labels will have to go.

How about we swap male and female on these everyday objects for the thing with the sticky outy that could be male or female or trans and the slotted-but-maybe-thinks-it’s-a-sticky-outy-so-how-dare-you-judge thingee?

Readers are invited to speculate below on other changes.

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  • Jason McCord

    1984 and more. The Beast is growing, maturing, and teaching as we speak.

    • Alice Cheshire

      And people are feeding it voluntarily. 1984 was 100% voluntary. They WANTED it. They chose it. Stop pretending it’s a beast—it’s a choice that WE MAKE. WE DID THIS.

      • Phil Steinacker

        Both/and… as always.

  • meamsane

    Well then, I imagine the time may be coming when we will all have to shave all the hair off our bodies and be required to wear an orange jumpsuit every where we go. (Or a white straight jacket) How is that for political correctness?
    By the way, I have never been much of a conformist.

    • Alice Cheshire

      We asked for it.

  • G Hazel

    what happens in places where the language has male and female nouns? are “le” and “la” in French going to disappear, or what?

    • Andrew Mason

      I understand there’s a push in France to eliminate masculine versions of words so as to avoid sexism.

    • Bryan

      I agree with Mr. Mason below that France is looking to get rid of it’s gendered prefixes (that’s probably not the right term), both male and female from what I understand.
      If you’ve ever wondered about why they have those, an interesting account is told by C.S. Lewis in Perelandra, near the end of the book where Ransom meets Perelandra (aka Venus). He describes understanding how things are masculine and feminine just in their nature. How Perelandra was utterly feminine even though she could utterly destroy him with a word. It’s quite fascinating.

      • Alice Cheshire

        I hope they try. It should make the Tower of Babel look like a walk in the park.

  • Oh calm down fer chrissake. No one is banning “husband” and “wife.” If it’s a gay couple, it’s two husbands or two wives. That’s the way everyone I know refers to themselves.

    • Kevin Quillen

      I just say “queers”.

      • I’m sure you do. Who cares? It simply illustrates your own prejudices.

        • Alice Cheshire

          Not prejudices. Acceptance of reality. Delusional people rarely get that, of course.

        • R U gay

  • Alice Cheshire

    Insanity reigns. However, PARENTS pay to have their children indoctrinated, so I am forced to believe that MOST of American is certifiably INSANE. Why else pay to mess your kid up and ruin his future? Lazy? Uncaring? A lot of terms come to mind. I don’t blame the SJWs—I blame the people who PAY for this garbage. Welcome to the assylum.

  • kevin jorgensen

    Listen to the lyrics of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”… that seasonal classic is sure to be banned.

  • m-nj

    Just completed my annual “It’s A Wonderful Life” viewing and thoroughly enjoyed it (as well as shed some tears). Chivalry, romance, bravery, integrity, humility, love of country, love of family, love of neighbor … not to mention acknowledgement of God and life after death … all the things the lib/progs despise, but that normal people aspire to.

  • For many of us, when feeling lighthearted, feel (!) this ouroboros period will be looked back on in history like a bad 80s haircut. To do our best to reach this outcome, we listen and discuss the SJW critiques of Jordan B. Peterson, Johnathan Haidt, Camilla Paglia, Gad Saad and Christina Hoff Summers, to name a few

  • Jack Danner

    “Acting Manager of Gendered Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Support at the Diversity and Equity Office”…just when I thought you couldn’t get a good laugh anymore…

  • Jones Howell

    It will get worse than that. Consider: if gender-choice morphs into any-identity-choice, then suppose I identify as a colossal Samurai warrior and, since I can self-identify, what prevents me from other-identifying and seeing you as a pig that I must slaughter and eat?

    • Richard A

      It’s worse than than. Since you’re only 4 foot 9 and 87 pounds (in the politically incorrect real world), we will all be compelled, when you experience your thrashing at the hands of the proposed meal, to recognize your self-identification as the winner of the brawl.

  • stumpc

    Secular Leftists try to ruin everything. The rest of the sane world needs to resist their intimidating antics, then simply ignore their temper tantrums.

  • Chicken Little overreacted when he feared that the sky was falling. I think that’s the problem here, too.

    • cestusdei

      Yeah, until it happens. The Left never sleeps. They have every intention of making our lives miserable.

      • Yep, that’s the goal. Just to make the lives of society’s best people miserable.

        • cestusdei

          Not exactly. The Left makes EVERYONES life more miserable.

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