to describe behavior that minimises offence, particularly in relation
to minorities. Now the term
is an overused strawmen misused against
many of those against
unfair prejudice. Call a racist irrational and get branded a PC pussy. The term
has effectively been
used to stifle debate and thought about
issues. It has reframed those who want
fair and equal
treatment of people, to people who have a PC agenda. The term
does not censor offensive discussion against
minorities, but rather censors discussion for positive social change. People get branded as PC pussies instead of raising
debate and free thought.
calls women baby making machines.
Bob: No way, he can't say that
Tom: Why not? Stop spreading your politically correct
Bob: It ain't nothing to do with political correctness. He has a responsibility to the state and people to make a good example and good policies. This statement shows
he has little respect for women as people and it effects how he handles his role as a minister
. It also
sends the wrong message to the people.
Shintaro Ishihara claims foreigners would riot in the event of an earthquake requiring not the police but the self defense
Bob: No way!
someone had to come out and say the truth. All you political correct guys
are pussies! Foreigners come here with their stinking
culture and create crime.
Bob: It has nothing to do with political correctness. It is both wrong, as foreigner in Japan have lower crime rates, and harmful, as it incites irrational xenophobic
In France a local soup
kitchen for the homeless only has pork
dishes, while having many Muslim
Bob: Man that
sucks they should try some non-pork
dishes too so that
Muslims can also
eat (Muslims can't eat pork
on religous grounds).
Tom: Damn pussy! Stop trying to be a politically correct
Bob: What! It has nothing to do with politcal
correctness. I simply
want the soup
kitchen to help as many people as possible. If non-pork
dishes help in that
sense they should do that
. Particularly if it is supported by government tax breaks.
"Political correctness is one of the brilliant tools that
the American Right
developed in the mid-1980s
as part of its demolition
of American liberalism....What the sharpest thinkers on the American Right
saw quickly was that
war on the cultural manifestations of liberalism - by levelling the charge of political correctness against
- they could discredit
the whole political project." - Will Hutton