Political correctness is a topic that is disconcerting to some. Why are so many repelled by this doctrine? Which swears to protect minorities from discrimination. Our world has become slightly unnerved and hyposensitive, but is this just credence to Freedom of speech? Of course, a berating comment aimed at any race, gender, sexuality, religion is going to be levied with fervent complaints. While the unaffected emits a squall of laughter, one can argue that empathy is omitted from each chuckle. Are we too preoccupied by this daunting worry of being politically correct? A poll conducted by debate.org retrieved a whopping 91% yes.
Others feel as if all words that we graze are censored. This censorship they believe demarcates and slices truth from the being. When people are so focused on not to offend others, how can we expect an answer enclosing the raw purity of honesty. Honesty is extracted as they recline to the template provided by society. A host of comedians believe that being politically correct is crushing humour, sketches and jokes are rewritten in order to duck this ambush of offence. John Cleese, former star of Monty Python, announced that he has been warned recently not to go to university campuses because political correctness has been taken from being a good idea, from ‘let us not be mean particularly to people who are not able to look after themselves very well’
People can be moulded by society, the malleable personality is anchored with all demands of the great “humanitarian”. Judgement is always prohibited, although, it is an involuntary response equipped by the mind. Reflective judgement infests us with this impetus to change. I do agree with this to some extent but it does not exceed to the vile ferocious gurgles of bigotry.
The political correctness quota can be a bit of a nuisance, when you say things so nonchalantly like “that’s gay”. We’re stuck in a cyclone, powered by this rigidness to stereotype. Intentions are not malicious hence the receptivity being listless. Word are being cited with a different context associated, is it the politically correct reign that’s making us quiz are underlining connotations? Is it this passiveness that invokes aggressions? A social stigma is erecting everywhere, subsequent to the ‘Je suis Charlie’ atrocity on the 7th of January 2015. The slogan “je suis Charlie” is adopted by supporters of freedom of speech and expression. Counter slogans were also launched, “je ne suis pas Charlie”, by those who felt the magazine was being overtly racist.
Distinctions between marriages of the same sex seems to be causing upset. Labelling a wedding as “gay” simply erodes the connectivity we associate with weddings. A wedding should not be defined, it should be respected and accepted. Why does it matter if it’s “gay”? It’s this blunt annihilation which riles the affected couple. Religious people, who oppose this marriage should be aware that, Yale history professor, John Boswell discovered that a type of Christian gay marriage did exist as late as the 18th century. Why is it that homosexuals are treated like pariah amongst the church? Gay Weddings are not a scandal, they have been happening for thousands of years. Boswell found records of same sex unions in such diverse archives as those in the Vatican, in St. Petersburg, in Paris, Istanbul, and in Sinai, covering a period from the 8th to 18th centuries. Why must we distinguish between the genders of people? Political correctness is a judicious stance, when it comes to the partition of sexual orientation or other minority groups
Political correctness is paving this reform in schools. Religion classes in primary schools have been abolished. This juncture will help integrate students of different religions. It will combat isolation that the Irish education system was inducing. The rule was drafted in 1965 and thus is completely obsolete. It’s about time we imposed secularism.
Does political correctness conquer the perilous prejudice past or does it make things awkward? Or does it do the former infused with this awkwardness? It’s unanimous that this dogma strikes up this sense of uneasiness, all words must be tentatively thread on. Being politically correct does, however, ensure that all human beings are respected, which is always a bonus!