Lyzko 20 | 6,338 16 Oct 2018 #31My feeling is that PC has indeed gone overboard. However, the motivations for political correctness are commendable in themselves!Many of the "old ways" were pretty rotten for ordinary folks, too trapped within their social station to fight back.Teachers for instance were once given carte blanche practically, not only to physically abuse those pupils deemed wayward, but to verbally tongue lash the most minorinfraction in the classroom, where even I towards the end of the '60's can remember to this day, certain teachers liberally using terms such as "Idiot!" and "Stupid!" todescribe slower boys, right to their face. Not very nurturing now, is it! Small wonder almost an entire generation following was all but totally turned off the school, alongwith the entire idea of learning or "education".Furthermore, before political correctness came aboard full throttle, office bosses were a holy terror, save for the most self-confident young women, or men, who were able to resist and leave, risking reprisals when looking for another job. Managers were free to date unmarried secretaries, and just before I arrived on the scene, apparently it wasn't uncommon in offices for women to have "Miss" or "Mrs" before their last name on their desks, leaving the door open to any lone wolf who happened to wander in and wanted to flirt with the female staff.This then lead to Harvey Weinstein et al.No, PC has been taken to often unnecessary extremes, I'll grant you. Yet nobody honestly would want to return to pre-'70's, when a male cock of the walk in any office, was allowed to refer to an attractive woman in the support staff as a "bimbo" and get away with it no less.We've come a long way. Or have we?