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Newest first, -1) ? If you have the appropriate software installed, you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. Things were SO much simpler then. New login is not successful because the max limit of logins for this user account has been reached. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss Authors; Librarians; Editors; Societies As a lover of freedom, I view any attempt to control thought as malefic because it is an attempt to coerce conformity. I believe it was … Skip to main content. 'active' : ''"> Search Browse; Resources. A fter 2001, debates about political correctness faded from public view, replaced by arguments about Islam and terrorism.

More particularly, PC seems to have grown out of American universities of the mid-1980s. LINDA GRANT opens her contribution to this collection of essays with a contrast between attitudes to date rape in the 1970s, when she was a student, and today. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. real-world solutions, and more. they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. A number of contributors argue, quite reasonably, that the PC movement is largely an invention of its enemies: 'you say PC when you used to say CP'. Community Sara Mills .

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Still, even if the PC lobby succeed in making a strong case for their cause, there is something sad about seeing these liberals and radicals screaming at each other across the chasm that PC has become. But there are also more serious critics dismayed by what they see as PC's penchant for euphemism, its dogmatism and intolerance, and its devotion to the cult of the victim.

Book Reviews: The War of the Words: The Political Correctness Debate edited by Sarah Dunant, 1994, Virago, London, pp. 188, ISBN 1 85381 8348, https://doi.org/10.1177/096394709500400309. Oldest first, -1) ? Grant does not want to pass judgement on the new anxiety about date rape on American campuses or the tactics of what Katie Roiphe has called 'the date rape feminists'.

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