There has always been something about PC or politically correct that rubbed me the wrong way. It sounds good on the surface, but I always sensed that there was something wrong. I think I figured out the nature of the beast. The nature of the beast is easy is to see with an example. Say the wife or girlfriend comes up to you and asks whether she looks fat in her new dress. You need to think before answering her, since the truth may not be what she wants. If you said, now that you mention it, the dress does make you look fat, maybe you need to diet and get more exercise. Even if this was true, this will not be acceptable at the level of her feelings. What would work better is more of a lie, such as, you look perfect in that dress. You don;t need any diet or exercise. This female-male dynamics is PC in a nutshell. One is expected to lie, if need be, to make people feel good. The truth, may need to be censored or spun. The very term politically correct should have been a giveaway, since politicians like to lie or spin the truth. Picture if we used the PC ritual for science. I am running experiments and my data is not coming out right. I ask, does this data make my theory look thin? If you use PC,you might say this data is the best data I have ever seen. The researcher would feel good and science goes down the tubes. The truth would be better, even if our researcher has his feelings hurt, since the truth allows him to make adjustments, to help reach the goal. Personally, if someone likes the PC rituals, they should have the right to play. If you don't like to lie and spin, and prefer the truth you should be able to opt out.