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    awareness of political correctness people have to be informed about what are political correctness and incorrectness, the difference between censorship and free speech, the controversial issues and legal aspect of political correctness, and the professional and educational outlook of political correctness. By informing people about politically correct language, it may limit the controversial issues. Political correctness VS Political incorrectness Understanding political correct language can be important for a person in certain…

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    The term political correctness as it is known today was first coined in the United States by feminist groups and other left-wing movements. Defining political correctness can be challenging as it is a phrase that has roots dating back to its first usage in 1793 (citation). Since then it has evolved and changed to be defined as “the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are…

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    Rhetorical Context In this highly sensitive age, political correctness plays a key role in society, including the entertainment sector. Comedians often have to sensor their shows in order to accommodate this politically correct movement. While political correctness has been around since the 1930s, it is now more prevalent than ever, especially on college campuses, where comedians often perform. Part of the reason for the widespread presence is the media’s involvement. Whenever a controversial…

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    citizens enjoy in all areas of life. There is, however, a major stumbling block that has reared its ugly head within the last few years of our nation’s life. This stumbling block America is facing today is the issue of “political correctness,” which is the avoidance of any action or verbal expression that is thought to exclude, marginalize, or insult individuals of stereotypically “disadvantaged” people groups. This belief, seemingly enforced strictly by liberals, is plaguing and infecting the…

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    In today’s society, people are encouraged to adapt to the movement of political correctness as to not offend anyone. According to Princeton, political correctness is “avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.” While preventing discrimination is the alleged goal of the movement, I believe it is counterproductive and on the contrary instills intolerance and ignorance.…

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    ways have been good, but others have failed miserably. One example of a terrible movement is political correctness. Political correctness is when someone says things in a different way than normal to avoid offending anyone. Political Correctness is worse now than in the time of Thoreau. With our society falling apart more and more everyday, many people feel like changing the way that people act and think. Political correctness is seen as being needed in our society. Not only is it seen as being…

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    truth…” Dr. Dutton touches on a point that is all too true in our society today. The fact is, people are going to think that you are racist, sexist, or maleficent if you are not politically correct. This does more damage than benefit, for political correctness was created to help bring awareness to what people state , so as to not publicly offend others. Rather than using Political Correctness as it was intended to be used, people twist its meaning, warping it to benefit their needs for…

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    Political Correctness is an important aspect of today’s society. The case I was presented with questioned political correctness in the comedic sphere. Political correctness is defined by Webster dictionary as, conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. Comedians do not care what comes out of their mouths as long as they get the publicity and are able further their career in any way possible.…

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    Political correctness often manipulates the media into only projecting biased informations that conform with the standards of, mostly, the leftist ideology. A clear example of this phenomenon is the fat acceptance movement. Anti fat shaming today is often taken to extremes by politically correct social justice groups, often resulting in vandalism of advertisements that depict physically fit models and the pressure on media outlets to forcefully include overweight models. Vanessa Friedman, the…

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    Introduction Comedian Penn Jillette is convinced that the joke is dead. The executioner? Political correctness and a heightened sensitivity to offending people. Jillette thinks that most of the best jokes have a sense of mean-spiritedness, and since mean-spiritedness is out, comedians are mostly limited to mediocrity. He says that, “You used to feel safer telling jokes. Since all your best material is mean-spirited, you feel less safe. You’re worried some might think you really have that type…

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