What you don’t stop to question may come back to bite you in the butt. Automatic agreement with “groupthink” is not such a great idea. You may not realize how easily you are influenced by entertainment mediums. Are you paying attention to the subtle cultural shifts introduced through story over time?
The danger in opening ourselves up to the subtleties of external influence is that we will over-correct, just as we have done with racism and sexism. In both instances, we were so shamed by our history of injustice and hate that we rendered ourselves weak and powerless to maintain our proper roles which we had previously abused. It’s important to realize that justice does not call for stripping authority from everyone who has made mistakes. Justice calls for both discipline and the achievement of proper balance. Turning caucasian males into objects of ridicule and shame is no more proper than slighting women for being women.
Balance. Justice. These require wisdom.
If the overwhelming majority are saying one thing, stop. Listen. Think about what they are saying. If it were just one person, would it still be as convincing? Or is the power in the idea driven by the sheer number of people who seem to share their ideals at the same time?