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 creates a better society
Political correctness is essential for protecting minorities and safe public spaces.
PC culture protects against offensive comments
Minorities and marginalised populations are protected by political correctness and social norms that prohibit offensive comments.