Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2-22-2016

College

Ida Jane Dacus Library

Abstract

About three decades ago, political correctness surfaced in a few large colleges and universities. Some attributed it to a form of Marxism, others brushed it off as a passing fad. Still others marked it as a step in the right direct: looking out for others who might otherwise be offended by one thing or another. Political correctness, PC as it was sometimes abbreviated, took many forms, from language to cultures, to mores. For example, some women took offense to having doors open for them, literally. Some didn’t like certain words or phrases being used in their presence. Still others sought to change language from the inside out, doing away with gender specific antecedents, and making speaking and writing more of a challenge than it already is.

Publication Title

Against the Grain

Volume

Vol 27

Issue

#6

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Education Commons

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