Politically correct?

  1. This seems to be VERY different that it did just a short time ago.
    What do YOU consider PC now?
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Y'know, I never gave much heed to that, period.

    To me, doing what is RIGHT and JUST, and FAIR, and CARING... is CORRECT.

    The heck with the "political" part of it ! Human beings just need to treat one another as human beings... in the same manner in which they themselves would want to be treated.

    Make sense? Does to me !
  4. by   sanakruz
    Never utilized that vernacular in my private or public life.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    I never did either. The term has been used a lot on this BB and I wonder what people mean.
    We went from colored, negro, black, African American.
    Then there are the jokes like "follically challenged'.
    To old ( should that be 'senior citizen'?) to keep it straight any more. As long as the person is nice to people I don't care.
  6. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    This seems to be VERY different that it did just a short time ago.
    What do YOU consider PC now?

    I never caught on to the politically correct thing. I think that as long as you are respectful of others, that should be enough. I always thought that some of the so-called PC crowd went way overboard, thus the backlash.


    It's funny though. Many of the same people who used to use the phrase "PC" like a sneer, are now guilty of the same behavior. Far worse in fact, because now being politically incorrect earns you not only venomous derision but your career could be ruined and your family threatened. In short, say the wrong thing and the PC crowd will come after you with a vengeance. You can see evidence of that on this very board.


    "Follicularly challenged?" I've never heard that one. Is that along the lines of so-called good hair/bad hair? God may we never suffer through that again.
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Originally posted by SharonMH31
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    "Follicularly challenged?" I've never heard that one. Is that along the lines of so-called good hair/bad hair? God may we never suffer through that again.
    Bald men used the term in jest.
  8. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by SharonMH31
    It's funny though. Many of the same people who used to use the phrase "PC" like a sneer, are now guilty of the same behavior.
    I have been noticing that particular irony myself lately.
  9. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    Bald men used the term in jest.

    :imbar Duh! I get it now.
  10. by   nurs4kids
    Very interesting question, spacenurse. I don't think one has to be "pc" if they are sincere and kind with their words. Then again, some words have evolved to degradation d/t "pc'ness" and some were down right ugly in their origination. There's no kinda way to use the word "negro" because it was slanged by bigotry, so I guess we DO have to remain "pc" with some terms. The stupid thing about "pc'ness", to me, is that most often the new term is started to address the same people, by the same people but in a non-offensive way. I mean, if you call me "fat", "grossly overweight" or "obese," you've not changed the meaning behind the words. Just silly to me..but if it saves someone's feelings, then I guess I'll continue to attempt "pc'dness."
    Last edit by nurs4kids on Apr 11, '03
  11. by   joe_public
    Politically correct sucks! Say it like ya mean it!

    eg. I am a gas station attendant
    not...
    I am a petroluem distribution specialist.
  12. by   joe_public
    oops..kinda meant he is a gas station attendant instead of he is a petroleum distribution specialist... oh well
  13. by   l.rae
    l hate pc, it is way over rated. My college alma mater was the Redskins. Beautiful distinguished Native American Chief was the mascot....nothing like the hideous looking Atlanta Braves mascot. Well, some non-Native Americans decided we were insulting to the NA's and lo and behold, it is now the Red Hawks. My hubby is 1/4 NA, he thought the original mascot was dignified and a compliment. l mean, who ARE these ppl who get to say what is offensive and what isn't?

    l also think it is based on what you define as pc too....as with the point tracy made about the term "negro"....to me, that is not a pc issue, it is a respect issue.
  14. by   scrubs70
    what is politically correct today will be a politically incorrect term by next week. The whole thing is a load of garbage.
    In the last 7 years, my wife has gone from being a spastic to disabled to physically and intellectually impaired to now being physically and intellectually challenged. Intellectually challenged is the last known pc term and to me sounds just as degrading as spastic so in 7 years nothing has changed.
    She is still the wonderful lady I married and still suffers from Cerebral Palsey. I guess that is why it is called POLITICALLY correct, as with most political jargon, it is just another load of horse sh*t

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