Feelings

Comedian Jim Jeffries made an interesting point about so-called political correctness:

I don’t believe we’re too sensitive [now,] I believe we’re just as sensitive as we’ve always been, it’s just that now everyone gets to express an opinion.

When people talk about “political correctness”, they are not talking about just anyone being offended by just anything. They aren’t talking about fundamentalist Christians offended at Starbucks cups. They aren’t talking about white fragility. They’re not talking about people wanting to censor hip-hop music.

People have always been offended by things. But, the term “political correctness” was coined in a backlash against minorities and women gaining social leverage in the 1970s. It’s a right-wing concept to its core.