Re: Outlook for the future

Subject: Re: Outlook for the future
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 09:02:00 -0600


I personally consider this run-amok political correctness a serious threat to our freedom of expression. Don't say this, that, or the other, you just might offend some hyper-sensitive soul. And we can't have that, now, can we.

I just wish all those hyper-sensitive types would wear sandwich boards announcing their easily hurt feelings, then we could all just avoid them and let them live in a void!

Jo Byrd

John Garison wrote:


In the Atlanic Monthly that came this week, there is a very frightening article that is a portion of a new book. Of course I can't recall the author or the book title ... However, it lists two pages of words and phrases that have been banned from textbooks for K-12 students. Among those words are "straw man" as it's considered sexist. They suggest something like "fabrication" as an alternative.

Some of the stuff in the list is just too too PC for my tastes. It's not up online yet, but will be in a few weeks.

No wonder kids are having a hard time learning - no one can write clearly any more for fear that someone, somewhere might take umbrage at a word or phrase.

Spare me from zealots of any stripe.

My 2 cents,

John G





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