Incivility And What Is Incivility

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Incivility comes in many different varieties in society and to define incivility, you must start by defining civility. Civility, or being civil, can be loosely defined by behaving within the rules of a civilization. The golden rule of treating other people the way that you want to be treated is probably the simplest way to look at civility and it applies to everyone within a society. Incivility is simply the opposite of civility. “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons, (Fyodor Dostoevsky), prisons generally have the people with the lowest grade of civility unfortunately in our society the way the prisoner would speak is seen as acceptable. This happens all the time in our society on every level. Even our new President Elect has been quoted as saying: “…and when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything,” said Donald Trump (NY Times). In the 2017 campaign, Trump had numerous occasions where he made rude or uncivil comments about a specific group or race of people. One of the comments he made objectifies women. Despite the rude comments and behaviors displayed Trump is the new President-Elect of the United States. In this case the comments were made in private, and may not have been uncivil in nature, but when you consider that it became public, now society will judge those comments, and clearly have judged them in this manner. In recent history, there has never been a
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