Although founded on the idea that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, political correctness is frequently used to dismiss opinions as racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic. What is the real impact of political correctness? Does it foster harmony, or is it a weapon to stifle debate and dismiss controversial opinions as invalid?
Political correctness is essential for protecting minorities and safe public spaces.
In mild cases, it stifles debate and infringes on people's right to free speech. In extreme cases, it fuels extremism and legitimises violence.
As a term, political correctness has no fixed definition and does not exist.
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