Political correctness (PC) is the (well-intentioned?) attempt at regulating political speech in order to avoid hurting people's feelings. Its proponents assume that if one limits speech to nice words, everyone will be nice, that certain groups easily get offended and that speech discriminates against minorities and potentially causes real harm or unfair treatment (e.g. the misapplication of pronouns).
All these assumptions are likely false for the most part. Political correctness does not reduce conflict or hurt feelings, because insult finds its way. It only defers insult to different means than offensive words while stifling freedom of expression. Individuals who have been coddled their entire lives possibly even have worse, not better, psychological outcomes (see antifragility).
The blackpill tends to be politically incorrect, as it involves a dispassionate and objective understanding of the world even at the risk that some individuals or groups may become upset or disheartened by inconvenient or unflattering truths. Political correctness not only impacts the work of politicians; it also forces scientists to either be less direct with their findings or completely avoid engaging in research on certain subjects.
Examples of politically correct terms[edit | edit source]
|ugly person||genetically challenged, superficially inconvenienced|
|currycel||Indian involuntary celibate|