Everything is so PC these days. You can’t say anything anymore without some righteous smarty-pants hating on you. But my theory is, there is actually more hate coming from the people enforcing these imprisoning rules than from the people doing the talking. What’s the harm in a little un-PC slip from time to time? It’s called being creative with words. So what if my mom wants to refer to the gas station near our house as ‘Osama Bin Ladin’s,’ just because it’s run by Arabs? It’s a joke, ok? That’s what stereotypes are for: to help us laugh at people who are different from us. I vote to stop all the hate.
Just last week I was verbally assaulted by my seven-year-old cousin for using the word ‘brainstorm.’ “It’s thought shower,” she lisped snobbishly. Apparently the term brainstorm has been banned from schools for being offensive to students with epilepsy. That is insane. The snotty little bitch also informed me that the word ‘failure’ has now been changed to ‘deferred success,’ for fear that the term could dampen morale. Are you kidding? We need to put a stop to crazy talk before we spawn a generation of pussies.
Recently I offended a woman by calling her a housewife. She prefers ‘domestic engineer,’ and tried to make me feel stupid for using a term that is “wildly outdated.” I’m sorry, but when you can prove to me the science involved in staying at home and spending your husband’s money, then I will refer to you as a domestic engineer. Until then, isn’t this unfair to people who worked hard to earn that designation?
And who remembers Isis, the transgender contestant from this season of America’s Next Top Model, who insisted on being referred to as “born in the wrong body?” I think that is completely unfair. Do you know how stressful that competition is? Her fellow contestants had enough to worry about, what with learning how to catwalk and constantly being fierce, without having to remember to say “born in the wrong body” every time they wanted to make fun of her. I vote that she be more considerate of other people’s busy schedules.
And why does no one seems to mind that everyone keeps referring to Barack Obama as America’s first black president, even though his mom is white? If we’re all so anal about being politically correct, shouldn’t he technically be referred to as the first zebra president? I just don’t get where the line is.
When it comes down to it, we all have been victims of oppression. Even me. For example, I am constantly being called a Fag Hag. And you know what, it really hurts sometimes. I know it’s wrong, but do I go around spreading spiteful, bad vibes? No. I shrug it off and move on because I am a fighter and I refuse to let other people bring me down.