Political correctness

NAMES HURT

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me.” It’s an old childhood chant, a miserably inadequate defense against bullies and bigots when one is small and powerless. It was oft-repeated, not only by we, the… Read More ›

STICKS AND STONES

I really shouldn’t spend any time on Facebook. All it does is piss me off. THE ORIGINATING COMMENT: Why political correctness is necessary: Spics, Micks, Gooks, Geeks, Freaks, Nips, Hebes, Kikes, Towel Heads, Camel Jockeys, Zipperheads, Chinks, Negroes, Darkies, Niggers, Crackers, Honkies,… Read More ›

FAR FROM EQUAL

Unequal Terms Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life? While I was growing up, mostly… Read More ›