Why we shouldn’t be politically correct

With thanks to Lars Syll for highlighting this extract

By being “correct” we can sometimes end up encouraging views that make no sense – because we don’t allow people to not only hear truths but also put them in to context.

For example “men and women are different” is not a sexist remark, but if we are not allowed to say it and explain what we mean, we can end up with people hearing it for the first time in a context which leads them to think that “women are inferior” which is sexist and unjustified by the evidence.

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