"What are we? The PC police?"
I've heard this phrase bandied about lately. It irks me.
"If you can't handle it, you should just shut up and get out."
I am not afraid of anyone having a strong opinion. I am, however, worried about misplaced priorities.
"We don't need guidelines to stop offending people. What are we? In middle school?"
I know the chances of my words really affecting any change are not great. And I know this is something which shouldn't need saying. Yet I feel compelled, so here goes...
Being afraid of political correctness? That's really just you saying "My right to be offensive is more important than your right not to be offended." And if you really feel this way? This means your priorities in life are really messed up.