This US election cycle has been depressing. One of the more depressing things is the constant refrain from one side that they are sick of “political correctness”. That’s some upset privilege talking. Political correctness needs to be rephrased as what it is- modern good manners.
Oh, member of a group (an identifiable group) you would prefer we don’t use a pejorative name for that group! That’s reasonable and good manners.
Oh, we would like active consent before engaging in sex and sex-related activities! That is simply good manners.
Both genders should receive equal opportunities and there shouldn’t be any bias. I don’t what to call it but good manners.
So now when I hear people say that they don’t believe in political correctness and they want to be un-PC, I am going to mentally replace that with manners and rudeness. ” I don’t believe in political correctness ” becomes I don’t believe in good manners” and I am un-PC” becomes ” I am rude”. It doesn’t sound so good then does it, but that is what they mean!