One thing worth looking forward to is the day when we lose the knee-jerk reaction to shout, 'It's political correctness gone mad,' everytime someone suggests we might get a bit of inclusivity into our langauge.
The late Miles Kington correctly, and narrowly, defined political correctness as, '...the demand that we should treat every disadvantage as if it conferred dignity upon the sufferer.'
(The Independent 18/10/04)
'There is no doubt ... that claims that political correctness is rendering life intolerable are sometimes exaggerated, again for political purposes. Most of the time, most of us are completely unaffected by it.'
(Theodore Dalrymple reviewing Edward Stourton's new book on political correctness, The Observer 30/11/08)