There are those who run around complaining about the ideals of equality. Those guys (usually men) who bitch and moan about having too much PC’ness.
Political Correctness; can’t we just call it by its real name: RESPECTING OTHERS! Everyone hates the name PC unless you’re talking about that box that takes you to the internet. Trouble is, it isn’t being politically correct that people hate, it’s actually thinking that becomes annoying. So many would prefer to continue mouthing off like morons as opposed to considering the words they use to communicate.
“Just Words” they say… its just words. LANGAUGE DEFINES CULTURE! If you go around calling the people who fight fires, firemen (which we all grew up doing) then you’ll think theres nothing wrong with that. You’d also always picture a man as the person doing that job, as if thats the only way it makes sense because “men are physically better for the job.” But what kind of judge are you if you grew up calling them firemen and only thinking of men in this position?
Lets back up from fires and men.
Language. Recently, quite often, I’ve discussed this current term thats used in everyday language. It’s the use of the word “gay” to refer to negative things. Things that are wrong, stupid, strange… if its negative, people are using “gay” to refer to it. THIS IS A PROBLEM! No one’s sexual preference should be used as derrogatory… as if that is the epitome of wrongness. THAT REFLECTS IN CULTURE. You start sayin that, and if you weren’t already homophobic, you’re garunteed to become.
Would it be appreciated if the name heterosexual or American, or human be used whenever something seemed wierd or stupid? No it wouldn’t.
You mission: Listen! Listen to the masses! If they use the term “GAY” when they mean to say “stupid/wierd” DONT LET IT GO! STOP THEM… ask them “WHAT DOES THAT MEAN… GAY? “THATS A PRETTY IGNORANT TERM TO USE” Say anything… harass them! Make it known that you don’t dig their linguistics!
Its important. We’re sharing this planet. And English is pretty widely spoken.