This is the best definition of “political correctness” I have ever read.Posted: June 21, 2013
From Tommy Christopher at Newshounds:
Political correctness is really just about being polite. Call it “Polite-ical Correctness™,” if you will. Yes, it can be confusing for an older white guy to understand why a woman doesn’t appreciate being praised for her “sugar tits,” because we have no way of knowing what that feels like: we just know we mean it in the nicest possible way. The thing is, we don’t have to understand why she doesn’t appreciate it: we just have to understand that she doesn’t appreciate it.
If someone expresses a preference not to hear your hilarious “wop” joke, the polite thing to do is not to tell it. That’s pretty simple. You’re still free to tell it (as long as you’re not at work), but then you might not get such a polite reaction.
This isn’t “tyranny” any more than “forcing” you to take a dump in a “colonically correct” special room in the house. It’s just good manners not to shit in the middle of the floor.