Political correctness

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  • Political correctness
    • Language, policies and behaviour designed to avoid giving offence to particular social groups or individuals.
    • Originated in USA in 1970s
      • Civil Rights Movement
    • Why we use inclusive language
      • To avoid giving offence
        • Continuation of reformation of manners from 17th century
      • An acceptance that language may influence thoughts + attitudes
      • reducing people to stereotypes can limit their rights
      • To encourange people to treat others as individuals - not stereotypes
  • Mainly used..
    • To avoid discrimination on the following grounds..
      • Physical appearence
        • skin colour
        • Deformity
        • Stature
        • Size
      • Physical and mental ability
      • Gender
      • Sexual orientation
      • Age
      • Race, ethnic, national or regional origin
      • Religion
    • In public documents + meetings to promote equality of opportunity
    • Political correctness
      • Language, policies and behaviour designed to avoid giving offence to particular social groups or individuals.
      • Originated in USA in 1970s
        • Civil Rights Movement
      • Why we use inclusive language
        • To avoid giving offence
          • Continuation of reformation of manners from 17th century
        • An acceptance that language may influence thoughts + attitudes
        • reducing people to stereotypes can limit their rights
        • To encourange people to treat others as individuals - not stereotypes

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