There are two words that are recently used a lot by many people - political correctness. We see almost everyday news coming up in social media with lots of comments that argue about PC.
Even though "political correctness is language … measures intended to avoid offence or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society", it certainly affects many other people badly - people feel discredited, labelled and even punished, which mostly happens in form of silencing and censoring that we often encounter under free speech. We could say that there is a vague line between political correctness and free speech just like there is between free speech and hate speech. Personally, I have always tried to defend free speech while trying to avoid offensive words and defending consequences that people should bear in specific cases. In most cases, I have always prioritized to understand the underdog, the marginalised, the "suppressed". But I see recently, political correctness has been used as a manipulative tool to design a specific society that has an intolerant tendency and therefore creates an "another" suppressed group. A group that has unfortunately adopted the self-prevention, which expands the free speech of "some", while silencing "the self"…
I would like to know what Honest community think about PC and ask specifically:
Do you think that political correctness is being used today as a manipulative tool?
Can it really be "the correct" when there is a "political" word inside?