Feeling that wasn't enough to deal with the inevitable outrage such statements would cause, Nuxoll hedged her bets on Common Defense #2 by proclaiming that this is just a result of her defending herself against a group of meanies wielding "political correctness." This is not the first time someone has tried go spin their being an offensive asshole as some kind of Bold Stance against the political correctness when people have the nerve to be offended by offensiveness, and it probably won't be the last. But this line of thinking always bothered me and the article inspired !e to vent about the reason why. So, in response to other post snarking on the"anti-PC" defense, here's my sidebar about the phrase:
Incidentally I loathe the term PC. Not simply because if gives people a false sense of rebellion when they act all put upon about giving a group of people some basic human consideration that have historically been denied them, but it also implies that the ONLY reason anyone would, say, treat gays or women with respect is simply because the "Gaystapo" or the "Femi-nazi" MADE them with their Whips of Social Coercion, because everyone on earth is apparently incapable of utilize basic human decency on their own without harsh enforcement or political expediency.
I mean even for cynical me, that's a pretty shitty assessment of your fellow man. In addition, this goes hand and hand with the supposed "deconstructing unreasonable arguments" purpose of this blog, since those "others" (sometimes with simply their acknowledged existence) can bring a new perspective to the mix that dares to question assumptions and challenges lazy thinking...like say that America is a Christian nation.
UPDATE (2-17-2016): Pardon the screechy feedback, folks, because Craig Ferguson just did a serious mic drop on the subject:
Dayum! And he is right on....oh, you're not done yet, Ferguson:
If you make a joke about a group of people who are tired of having jokes made at their expense, and they complain about that – good! Good! That’s good that they complain about it! It doesn’t mean that you can’t do the joke. Do the fuckin’ joke! And maybe you think, “I never thought of it like that, I’m not gonna do that joke anymore” — that’s fine!
UPDATE 2: Update squared (3-9-16): A reminder from Salon commentor indyotto (in response this this article about Missouri's at temp to draft "religious freedom" idiocy because a few bakers feel "funny down there" everytime they have to use the frosting gun to make gay wedding cakes or some tiresome bullshit like that) that people who whine about "pc behavior" are also lifetime members of the Hypocrisy League: