If you’re one of the people who thinks things have gone mad with regards to political correctness, then here is a guide for how to counter the PC brigade, or what I call ‘PC brigots’ (a combination of brigade and bigot).
If you ask someone for a ‘Black tea’ and they say that is racist against Black people, you can say, “Are you saying that Black people are all wet and contained? You should be ashamed of yourself.
If someone says to you that saying “brainstorm” is offensive to those with epilepsy (it is not to me) then say, “Are you saying all people with epilepsy are psychologically disturbed? That is disgusting”
If you say, “That is completely insane!” If someone says, “that is discrimination against mentally ill people” then you say back, “are you saying that people with mental health conditions are all insane? You are so disgraceful”
If you say, “You are a complete idiot” then if someone says “that is discrimination against people with learning (or intellectual) disabilities”, then you say back, “Are you saying people with learning (or intellectual) disabilities are idiots? You elitist snob!” – This works equally well with words like ‘retard’, which is French for slow/delayed, and other such words.
One should always try to make one’s language gender neutral, especially as this makes it easier to trip up the PC brigade. For example, if one were to say, “I think all prostitutes should be sterilised so they can’t have children”, then the chances are a PC brigot will say that is discrimination against women. You can then say, “Are you saying all prostitutes are women? You are so sexist”
In conclusion, to fight off the PC brigots one must turn around what one is being accused of being a bigot on to the PC brigot. So as soon as they say you are bigoted for saying a word that could describe a minority if used in bad faith, you must make them realise it is them acting in bad faith by assuming that word is generalisable to that group they claim to be protecting the interests of. Just because others give an offensive meaning to a word that you use – it is them that are the bigots, for not accepting your definition (i.e. how you meant it).