Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?

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Columbia University was being criticized for not doing enough to raise awareness and educate people about rape and sexual assault on campus. So as a result the university came up with what is referred to as the sexual respect requirement that students have to undergo to become students there. Their latest campaign is being criticized by students.

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Do you have any problem with this sexual consent campaign slogan? Let us know in the comments.

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“Last year, in the wake of accusations from students that the school wasn’t taking sexual assault seriously enough, Columbia University introduced a new “sexual respect requirement” to the curriculum and enhanced the university’s Sexual Violence Response office. Student activists are unhappy with a brand-new slogan, “Consent is BAE”, complaining that it “trivializes consent and appropriates African American Vernacular English.”

A tipster emailed us and Columbia’s Bwog a screenshot of the new poster, which they said will be revealed during the upcoming New Student Orientation Program.”


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  • political coretnes iis only aplied if i like u or u diserve it fuu gay shit

    The Froggy Vines April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Bae is Danish for poop.

    DesignerDave April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • BWA-HAHAHAH "Keep them at BAE!"

    Aaron Jacob Willman April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Even TYT has to admit PC culture has gone to far…

    Jon Doenut April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • all Culture is cultural appropriation….Children "appropriate" the language spoken around them…..Academia is an Anemic appropriation of Religious argumentation….

    Thomas Schmidt April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Lol progressives with half a brain slowly realizing cultural appropriation is a bunch of bullshit, racist bullshit at that. This video is hilarious.

    armoredp April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Why not have 'Perverts Day', kinda like Fathers Day, Christmas day and 4th of July – to celebrate the cultural diversity of our society. They could have a big huge orgy that lasts the whole day, then sweep the issues under the carpet for the rest of the year.

    Chris Morton April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Political Correctness is Social Communism

    Marshall Mead April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • WTF! The TYT have started talking so much sense again. I might have to resubscribe. Bae is the Danish word for shit BTW :P

    Jim Lore April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • No one talks about real issues anymore. But to respond to the question in the video's title: yes, political correctness is getting to be very ridiculously.

    Nathan Phillips April 18, 2016 11:37 am

    B Manny April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Seems. This video is nice stitch poised What's happening.. 11

    Hugo Edwards April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Weird.. they almost produced a thought there.

    Nothing New April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Fuck.  I clicked on a goddamn TYT video again.  Now my suggestions are gonna show Cenk's stupid fucking face for the next six months.

    PC Load Letter April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • wait are they trying to say BAE was made by african americans? LOL have they not been on tumblr or fucking reddit? pretty sure it came from there

    Kyoji Kasshu April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • This is so good. This is is true liberal left, not regressive left. I love TYT.

    Toby Lee April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Cultural appropriation is a BS idea promoted by the same people who are obsessed with multiculturalism, not realizing that multiculturalism only works and enriches us if we can take part in one another's cultures, which regressive left multiculturalists call cultural appropriation.

    Toby Lee April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • SJW`s vs SJW`s DING DING DING Grabs Popcorn

    (Mg,Fe2+)2(Mg,Fe2+)5Si8O22(OH)2 April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • this ad should be removed but not because it is cultural appropriation. No, because it looks like you shouldn't wait for consent because it is "bae" and you turn into a screaming Justin Bieber fangirl

    ojjamajjasajja April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • I think the word "consent" needs to be throughly defined cause I have never asked a woman, "is it okay if I have sex with you?" Sex is barbaric… You might be kissing and a man touches your tiddy. Is that sexual assault if she only wanted to kiss? .. If I'm half way into fucking and a female says stop and I give her a few more pumps are those rape pumps? Rape to me is getting dragged into a dark alley and stuff like that. Rape isn't "I was too drunk to remember but guys started ruckin me" Foh you might be confusing bing a dumb alcholic drug addict with rape.

    WonkaMarijuana April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Don't try to use this bullshit story as evidence that cultural appropriation doesn't exist or that it doesn't matter. Anyone with half a brain can see that this story is shit (Bae is not a part of anyone's culture), but people are going to use this as an excuse that people don't have the right to be offended about actual instances of cultural appropriation or about anything. You guys express your feelings about things that offend you all day long (Ana), but after you've been called out (Ana) now everything is too politically correct. Oh ok.

    P April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • It just came out of nowhere – no evidence, no sociological theory, no cultural shift… just POOOOOF – RAPE CULTURE, RAPE CULTURE!!!!! WAA WAA, RAPE CULTURE.

    It's a MYTH – MADE UP. Fabricated – a strategy to brand ALL males as rapists. In order to demean men in general. THEREFORE, it is hate speech.

    Prediction: within 5 years, in the first world (i.e. not the US) watch as the lawsuits flood in from men prosecuting feminists for their bigotry and hate speech. The game is up girlies – quit your whining and get to work!

    2001Horatio April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Cultural appropriation isn't even a thing anyway. You're mad that people are picking up aspects of your culture, meaning they appreciate it? Are you a hipster? No one "owns" culture

    XBlueM0ndayX April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Stop being assholes, stop raping people. PROBLEM FIXED.

    thegreatninjaman April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Yes, yes, yes. Political correctness has become a cancer on society. It is turning the entire population into sissies. Remember Archie Bunker? He was an English teacher before he became an actor and that is how he was able to make such fun of the English language and give us all hours of explosive laughter People are losing their ability to loosen up and just have fun. We even have to give hardened criminals every little thing their hearts desire. Well I, for one will never give into these pious bullies. The world keeps changing folks, get over it. My father was Ukrainian and there were a multitude of "bull hunk" jokes rolling around after the 2nd world war and I told the best Ukrainian jokes ever. Lighten up and enjoy this life. There are enough real issues to worry about.

    Deb Lapushinsky April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Please, someone assure me that local or national news in other "civilized" countries aren't talking about this shit. I need to know that America is just the wasteland. Give me some hope.

    Laurelei Argh April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • "You wanna try to out-lib me?"
    So much self-awareness in one spot

    maxcoseti April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • What do you mean has political correctness gone too far? Of course it has its been going on for a decade. The Young Turks are doing nothing but contributing to it too.

    TheAngryPenguins April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Yes, PC went too far about 1998. Now, it's a joke. Time for it to go

    2001Horatio April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Any political correctness is madness and going too far.

    Robert Miles April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • When even TYT is questioning whether PC has gone too far, the answer is HELL YEAH.

    stony tina April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Some people just need to "PIPE THE FUCK DOWN!!1!" (hahah get it?)

    Death By Pheels Official Phangirl #20092022 April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • I'm with these people. Because BAE is a freaking cancerous, cringeworthy acronym and I hate when people use it in real life.

    Dreigonix April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • cultural appropriation is always a crock of shit.

    Ash Bartlett April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Fuck political Correctness its fucking retarded and gay as fuck!!!!!!!!

    Rayquell getmoney III April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Fuck you and your "appropriation" too. I like what I like, and fuck you for telling people what they should or shouldn't copy. Racists!

    dystopianfears April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Ironic coming from you fucks.

    problematic April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Baewatch i died

    Ag Sil April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Anglo Normative WOW

    Ag Sil April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • You're stupid.

    Stop being stupid.

    That should be the message.

    Philp Yung April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • This is why I love Ana, she's a feminist, but she calls these morons out

    purpandorange April 18, 2016 11:37 am

    stephen setliff April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • there is nothing african about BAE, that is black. black is american.

    Zer0eher0e April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • This is the world you wrought you hypocritical fat fuck!

    stalnoyvolk April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Just castrate male Freshmen and be done with it already.

    The Continental April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Even if it was cultural appropriation, whats the problem with that?!

    Chris Ale April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Awwww fucking hell cultural appropriation, i so hate that, its utter bullshit.

    anedcav April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • I've seen more white people using bae more than black people. as well as senpai

    Le Kazibam April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • bae wtf

    bernie b April 18, 2016 11:37 am
  • Fuck stop it with the appropriation shit "BAE" belongs to teenagers every where its a god damn acronym.

    The Soft Glow of Brightly Burning Hope April 18, 2016 11:37 am
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