Political Correctness (PC) is a term used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.
Like excluding, insulting or marginalizing ethnicity, sex, gender, or sexual orientation. The term was used in the 70’s and 80’s as self-critical satire. The usage was ironic in most cases.
The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to.John Cleese
One of the earliest mentions of the term was in 1934 when The New York Times reported that Nazi Germany was granting reporting permits “only to pure ‘Aryans’ whose opinions are politically correct”.
I am politically incorrect, that’s true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won’t be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn’t going to love you all the time.Mel Gibson
Some examples include; Gay people are homosexual, homeless are outdoor urban dwellers, the insane are reality challenged, the perverted are sexually dysfunctional, the poor are economically marginalized, an Immigrant is a newcomer, a terrorist is a freedom fighter, sex change is gender reassignment, unemployed are economically inactive,
I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.Simon Cowell
merry Christmas is happy holidays, manhole is a utility hole, blackboard is a chalkboard, Chinese are Asians. Mexican is Hispanic, white lie is now just a lie, actress is now actor, housewife is a domestic engineer, illegal aliens are undocumented migrants, waitress is a server,
I got a feeling about political correctness. I hate it. It causes us to lie silently instead of saying what we think.Hal Holbrook
blacklisted is now banned, garbage man is sanitation engineer, deaf is hearing impairment. Another one is that stewardesses became associated with the negative impression of being little more than models in the sky. The push in the 1960s and 1970s to remove the gender bias of job descriptions, combined with an increase in the number of men entering the field, made the term “flight attendant” the more appropriate and preferred term. A school in Seattle renamed its Easter eggs ‘spring spheres’ to avoid causing offence to people who did not celebrate Easter.
Political correctness has become a straightjacket.Gary Oldman
Political correctness sometimes forces you to deny reality and silences and stifles debate. Political correctness isn’t really about being polite and respectful towards others, it’s really just about policing any kind of language and thought that people don’t like, and the redefining of words to suit the their agenda.
The Cleveland Indians just changed their name to something else, so they won’t offend the Indians. Was it really the Indians that were upset? Are the Atlanta Braves next, this is ridiculous.