I'm culturally conditioned to find the judgement of it more offensive than the act.
I am too. And the funny thing is that the aspect of my particular culture which had the most influence in conditioning me to do that, is the church I went to-not the generation I belong to- which is the one before yours PQ.
I'm sitting here laughing as I type that (though it's totally true) because I know that people won't believe that because it doesn't fit their prescribed notion of who and what influences people to be either tolerant or judgmental.
To be honest though, I think in the main, it's a function of personality moreso than anything else. And by that I mean that two people can be exposed to the same cultural conditioning and react totally differently, because I believe that some personalities NEED to be able to measure and compare and mete out judgment while others would rather not and in fact find it uncomfortable to do so.
Which goes back to William's treatise on discrimination. I think there's a difference in being discriminating and discriminatory.
Maybe people today are less discriminatory against groups of people, but more discrimantory against ideas.
And in terms of having sex - they seem a whole lot less discriminating...is that a good thing? I don't know...
Whether this is a function of political correctness as cultural conditioning (because that can be an indoctrination just as people believe religion to be) or the fact that young people today are just more thoughtful, intelligent, kind and accepting - I tend to believe the former.
I think people are people and tend to be the product of their times.
I think most people, outside of a few mavericks, thank god- who fight for change- tend to believe what they're brought up being told to believe.
So I think it's good that people are more accepting of people who are different now, but I don't think it necessarily means that the people who were brought up in this era, where that has been the mantra, are necessarily better people than those who weren't.
My daughter - who is a good, kind soul and 32 years younger than I am- is always telling me why I shouldn't be friends with a certain person, or why she can't be friends with someone who acts in ways she doesn't see fit.
She's not judgmental in terms of sexuality, race, etc. No,never. But she's more judgmental than I am in terms of people and their behavior- particularly around addictions.
I tell her all the time, she needs to give people a break.
But on the other hand, it's sort of a relief because I know she won't have any patience for that in a relationship, which thank god- will save her a lot of grief.
So judgment and discrimination are necessary. Everything SHOULDN'T be tolerated.