Here’s a whole new thread to post your favourite examples of the crazy PC thing sweeping the world. Something I was not aware of until it was pointed out at another forum: in Canada and America, you can now be imprisoned for accidentally using the wrong pronoun for a gender non-conforming person. Here are some articles on the issue:
From the second link above:
[i]Second, more complexly, are the political issues. “Gender-neutral” pronouns are, in my opinion, part of the “PC Game.” Here’s how you play:
First, you identify a domain of human endeavor. It could be the wealth of people within a society. It could be the psychological well-being of individuals within a given organization. It could be the prowess of school children at a particular sport.
Second, you note the inevitable continuum of success. Some people are richer or happier than others. Some children are better at playing volleyball.
Third, you define those doing comparatively better as oppressors of those doing comparatively worse.
Fourth, and finally, you declare solidarity with the latter, and enmity for the former (now all-too-convenient targets for your resentment and hatred).[/i]