Home / Spring 2014 / 2014-03-13 / Sensitivity killed society

Sensitivity killed society

Written by: Jordan Hill

We live in a world with an extremely sensitive society. For someone to apologize for their opinion is unnecessary, which is what Fox News anchor Clayton Morris had to do.

Morris apologized on Fox and Friends for making an “ignorant” comment about Facebook’s new gender options.

We are all entitled to our opinions, no matter how offensive they are. Freedom of speech is how our country was founded.

Society has attempted to create a language that makes everyone feel comfortable. Even with the new vocabulary that has been thrown around, people are still offended and will always be offended by the words of others.

Our society has become offended by every little word that people say. Offensive language will never cease to exist. Different people are offended by different things, and that will always be the case.

It has become almost forbidden to bluntly state your opinion on someone or something for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. It should not be a goal to intentionally insult someone’s race, religion or gender, but people have lost careers for stating the things that they believe in.

High schools are now considering having all students wear the same color robe during graduation. Boys previously wore one color while girls wore another. The change was proposed because some students may identify with a gender other than the one they are traditionally labeled as.

It’s just a robe color. When did we begin defining ourselves by what color robe we graduate in? It is important to be sensitive and respectful to others, but confidence in yourself begins on the inside.

It’s not what gender you identify with on Facebook. It’s not the color of robe you wear at your graduation. It’s in your heart.

You are who you are. Be proud of that and don’t let society provoke you.

Check Also

VSU professor retiring after 47 years of teaching

In Dr. James Baxter’s 47 years of teaching, he was able to see the changes ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *