Popular Post HunterTech 684 Posted January 26 Popular Post Share Posted January 26 1 hour ago, King Mark said: It's when everything is viewed through the prism of race, gender and sexual orientation, sucking the fun out of everything like a gigantic black hole. That's my primary definition From @mstrox's own words: Quote Woke was a Black term for decades that meant being aware of the ways society is stacked against them and how authority propagates and enforces that. Once it went mainstream a few years ago, it just became the latest righty buzz word like “political correctness” that doesn’t mean anything at all except “that liberal bullshit I hate” That definition of yours doesn't even begin to work, because it implies looking things through purely the lens of a minority is inherently a dour experience. Does it look like a movie like Nope is dragging me through the mud due to its cast and crew? Are some of the latest DLCs from Guilty Gear Strive talking down to me just because they happened to feature trans/nonbinary characters? I wouldn't think so, so you're dangerously close to just admitting the mere existence of these particular groups bother you (which I will stress I don't think you're intending to do, because I lack the awareness to understand how this can come across to the uninformed). I would actually argue the Oscars used to be much closer to the proper definition of woke, simply because the historical/regular dramas that we made fun of for being the easy ticket to a nomination were much more about those subjects than what gets nominated now, which often tends to superficially resemble what people ask for, just for the sake of the higher ups hoping the masses shut up afterwards (instead of making truthfully meaningful choices). I never liked these particular discussions much, because it's ultimately a very meaningless critique to anyone that isn't a select few trying to subconsciously create the notion that these concepts are an issue in the first place. I get told it wouldn't matter if the characters were white or straight in regards to criticizing a shallow product, yet even the small differences in how I see someone perceive two aesthetically different but ultimately similar in feel projects is astounding. I recognize there is an issue of "new" things feeling so sudden and front loaded (to which I'll admit a few in these spheres don't always do a good job at priming a casual viewer for), but there's just so much one can do before they eventually go "it's all here to stay, so you might as well get used to it." Holko, Docteur Qui and Muad'Dib 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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