Recently I've noticed that being 'PC' is sometimes considered as being a bad thing, and is associated to being a suck-up or false and some people insult others for being 'too PC'. Don't get me wrong though, honesty is good in some situations. But I don't really understand why being tactful and keeping your true feelings to yourself is a bad thing. What are your thoughts on this?
- OtherVote A
- Political correctness is a good thingVote B
- Neither good or badVote C
- Political correctness is a bad thingVote D
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(I voted A.) Notice the voting pattern. That right there is indicative of the problem.
Political correctness is a poor phrase for "being civil to each other". That's not a bad thing, but, at times it can go a little too far and that is a problem and that's why you'll see most (white Christian) males (who form the backbone of the GOP) vote B here. There comes a point when sensitivity for someone's beliefs or situation is in direct conflict with your own beliefs or situation. For example, Bruce born-with-a-penis Jenner decides he's a woman so, soon the New York Times will address him as a she/her. Meanwhile, suppose you are on a double date at a restaurant and you're in the bathroom talking with your girlfriend when Bruce walks in because he claims he's a woman. How are you and your girlfriend going to feel? A lot of women, liberal or conservative, are going to feel a bit uncomfortable. Bruce still has a dick; should he use the men's room or should "she" use the ladies room? It is stuff like this that is causing a negative reaction to the term "political correctness". It is one thing to say "Ms." instead of "Miss" or "Misses" when addressing a woman or saying Latino instead of "spic" because this doesn't negatively impact you, but compromising your ability to feel at ease in a public bathroom to accommodate Bruce Jenner's issues is something else entirely because it can really affect other people.1