|I Googled "pickle on a soapbox" and this came up. Apparently these guys raced a pickle in a soapbox derby. They didn't win the race, but they won my heart. Source|
Of course political correctness can get out of control, but let us not forget that people who are being politically correct are just trying to make life pleasant for the disadvantaged. Is it really that hard for us all to use a word other than "fag"? I can think of waaaayyy better insults, like "enema waste" or "anal herpe" or "tambourine player".
|See? PC can be funny. Especially when it makes fun of the privileged judgmental, instead of the kid.|
Are little people, already disadvantaged by circumstance of birth, really "too sensitive" for not wanting to be called "midgets"? That word has been used to humiliate and ostracize little people for years. It's a term of oppression. They will hide behind a "free speech" argument. Yes, you're free to say horrifying things, but the rest of us who aren't racist or sexist have the right to say what a racist/sexist human cancer you are.
You know who doesn't complain about society being "too PC"? Anyone who has ever played a video game online or read the comment thread of any article having to do with a Jewish person.
- It can't be malicious
- It can't reinforce oppressive stereotypes
- It can't rehash the same thing we've all heard a thousand times from racist grandpas.
Besides, once you take peoples' feelings into consideration, you can be non-PC and have it actually be funny because people know it's not coming from a malevolent place. Now I'm off to sing the N-word whilst taking mass transit.
Off the soapbox.
|I'm sorry for ranting. We're still friends, right? Source|