Quote: Billy Bunter @ 4th March 2020, 2:48 PM
In my experience, people who complain about PC do not do so because they lack empathy for any group of people supposedly affected as you imply; they do so because, more often than not, it has been initiated by a third party, often with an agenda of their own, on behalf of that group of people when the group in question has made no complaints whatsoever about the situation. Or it has been implemented by an authority merely in case they upset somebody. An example could be the re-naming of Christmas activities by certain bodies for fear of upsetting other religions.
This is a bad example because it's not true. It's based on something Birmingham City council did in the late nineties. They wanted to save money, and because putting decorations and lights up for the multitude of events that occur towards the end of the year (Christmas, Diwali, even Children in Need) they decided to group all the events together and call them Winterval. It was purely a money saving idea and had nothing whatsoever to do with 'not wanting to cause offence'. Of course, the tabloids got wind of it and twisted into their narrative about how the killjoy 'PC Brigade' were trying to ban Christmas.
And that, in a nutshell, is the problem with a lot of the arguments people who trot out the phrase "PC Brigade" have, they're based on half-baked fictions peddled by tabloids, whose sales depend on them creating villains that they're readers can froth at the mouth about. Sadly, nobody really questions anything anymore, they just regurgitate the kind of guff they've been fed by newspapers for forty or fifty odd years.