P C is about control it’s used to dismiss ideas that make us uncomfortable
Attempts to control what is acceptable to say and think (except for calls to criminality and credible threats) is a hindrance to our progress as a species. This is because we talk things through to figure out what is true and false and we use the ideas discovered in this way to innovate and improve our lives.
More importantly, the ability to speak ones mind is a fundamental freedom that is pivotal to any democracy. Further, if we do not allow people to say what they believe they will resort to violence as they feel they have no other way of addressing the issues they are not allowed to talk about.
Manners were PC. The only distinction is that many act as if there is only one form of PC, and that it is new. But the only thing that is new is the term used to refer to the social pressures inherent in modern communication. The phenomenon itself is neither new nor insidious.
Manners were PC.
No they weren’t , manners are the way decent people behave towards each other
The only distinction is that many act as if there is only one form of PC, and that it is new.
How many forms are there and what do you base this assertion on?
P C and it’s manifestation is certainly new and is used a weapon to tell people how they should behave
But the only thing that is new is the term used to refer to the social pressures inherent in modern communication.
Social pressures? Normal people don’t have “social pressures “ in communicating with others
The phenomenon itself is neither new nor insidious.
It certainly is insidious and getting more so
Applause was banned by the National Union of Students’ Women’s Campaign over concerns that it could ‘trigger anxiety’ among nervous students. Whooping and cheering have also raised concerns. Instead, politically-correct students now show support for a speaker with a bizarre display of ‘jazz hands’, a form of exuberant but silent manual acclamation taken from musical theatre.
Use of this braided hairstyle by white people is said to represent cultural appropriation. When the designer Marc Jacobs was criticised for using a group of predominantly white models wearing dreadlocks in a show, he argued — not unreasonably — that this was similar to black women straightening their hair. This was met with further outrage from (mostly white) commentators who complained that hair-straightening had been ‘forced upon the black community due to beauty ideals based on white archetypes’.
A word some social justice warriors claim carries ‘nasty racial underpinnings’. U.S. fashion editor and blogger Katie Dupere says ‘exotic’ is ‘a major verbal micro-aggression’.
Political correctness dictators are everywhere and much loved by politicians and media types to demonize and shout down anyone who dares to speak their mind and who are socially terrified to do so just in case the finger wagging P C moralists find something to be offended by
Political correctness is totalitarians who aren't comfortable in a free society yet to overtly shut you up through force. They are getting more comfortable, thus more violent to shut you up. PC will no longer be necessary once they justify their violence as good for society. History should be our teacher. Some never learn.