A pejorative term for people who acknowledge the existence of racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of bigotry. It was created by insecure heterosexual white cisgender men who are terrified of losing their privileged status and preferential treatment in society as well as their ability to treat women and minorities like pieces of trash with public endorsement.
"I don't think killing a man because he is black is OK."
"STFU and die you stupid fucking social justice warrior!"
An ignorant southern white guy who can say and do virtually anything and still be viewed positively.
His prejudiced behavior was downplayed as just a "good ol' boy kidding around."
A set of rules, morals or principles that are unfairly applied to different groups or people.
Examples of double standards:
(About a male boss): "I love his take-charge attitude!"
(About a female boss): "She's such a bitch! She's probably on her period."
(About a man who has sex): "What an awesome stud/legend/boss he is!"
(About a woman who has sex): "What a disgusting slut/whore/skank she is!"
A term for the interlocking systems of oppression that form the basis of modern society and define the prevailing social order. In short, it is the status quo.
Activist: The only solution to our woes is the abolition of imperialist white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy.
Acting with a degree of civility towards your fellow human beings; regarded as tyrannical suppression of free speech by conservatives who cannot bear to be respectful and considerate of women and minorities. Ironically, the term is wielded by hypersensitive right-wingers to smear and silence viewpoints that deviate even slightly from far-right ideology.
The term has become a convenient scapegoat for politicians to evade responsibility for their own failed policies and safeguard the status quo. By directing the people's anger away from the real sources of their problems and towards "political correctness", politicians successfully preclude genuine political discourse and actual problem-solving.
Person 1: Gays are disgusting disease-ridden sluts who should burn in hell.
Person 2: That's not nice.
Person 1: HELP!!! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS SUPPRESSING MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!
Comedian: Blacks are chimps who should go back to Africa. Am I right?
Audience doesn't laugh.
Comedian: Oh? Are you all PC?
Audience member: No. We just didn't think the joke was funny. That's all.
Comedian: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS RUINING COMEDY!!!
Citizen: Our for-profit health care system has left millions without health insurance and drives hundreds of thousands to bankruptcy every year. Why don't we expand Medicare so everyone can receive decent and affordable coverage?
Politician: I hear you. But I think we really need to be talking about the epidemic of political correctness that is harming us all.
A person who subscribes to the horrid belief that women are human beings who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, rather than gold-digging sluts, crazy bitches, harpy shrews, attention-seeking whores and vindictive liars who deserve to be insulted, degraded, ridiculed, abused, beaten, raped and murdered on a daily basis for the crime of having a vagina.
As the old feminist saying goes, "If we get raped, it's our fault. If we get bashed, we must have provoked it. And if we raise our voices, we're nagging bitches."
A myth invented by racist white people in a desperate attempt to justify their own racism.
Person #1: Affirmative action was implemented to counteract discriminatory university admissions processes and to level the playing field.
Person #2: Doesn't matter. Still reverse racism. Blacks are too stupid to attend college anyway.