I've been disgusted by it recently, and I really do wish it disappeared.
As human beings we have the RIGHT to speak our word, whether you like it or not, or whether they agree with you or not.
The fact that people are too scared to share their opinion im fear of being brandished "Racist", "Xenophobic", "Homophobic" or a plain old "bigot", truly baffles me. Why should we have to worry about WORDS? Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but WORDS will never hurt me!
What are your thoughts?
Most Helpful Girl
I think it's play to be politically correct especially in formal setting like work. So many people are worried about political correctness when I just think it's more like people not taking your bullshit anymore.
Also if words need hurt then why are you afraid of labels?0
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Most Helpful Guy
The term Political Correctness is simply another way of saying "Stop being a prick and consider other people's feelings when saying hurtful things". Now I'm not going to lie, PC does get out of hands sometimes, especially when it start censoring things that aren't even offensive, but I do believe the concept was created with good intentions.
We do have a right to speak our words (Freedom of Speech), but what most people fail to realize is that Freedom of Speech does not give you immunity from consequences. For example, I have the right to walk up to my boss and call her a "Stupid dumb bitch with a bad hairdo", however, Freedom of Speech isn't going to protect my ass from getting escorted out of my job and fired.
Also that whole phrase about sticks and stones was the biggest lie ever told to me as a kid (next to Santa Clause). Words can hurt just as much if not as more as sticks and stones. While most physical injuries can heal within days/weeks. Comments from someone that struck a nerve can stay with a person for years if not a lifetime.0