Nope, Sorry, Not Accepting This One!
I am really tired of the entire politically correct movement, altogether. It has gotten way out of hand. When elementary school children have a "class field day" competition, I believe it is all about teaching kids about teamwork and individual competition. When every student in the class receives a trophy at the end of the field day, no one has learned anything but everyone's delicate feelings were spared. How ridiculous is that concept? And there's a whole generational term for these kids: trophy kids. Check out Wikipedia. I think those kids are getting robbed of the growth experience of losing and winning outright. He didn't lose, she didn't fail; they are just victory challenged. Nauseating.
Oprah just had a guest who is employed at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada. It is bluntly, for those who've never heard of it, a legal **********. This girl plans to be there a total of 5 years and she described her various types of clients, some who only pay her to go out to dinner (as an escort, no sex). So, because of the various kinds of tasks she provides in her arsenal, besides sex acts, she believes the term "prostitute" does not apply to her. She'd prefer if she was called "an independent contractor". Are you ******* kidding me? I'm supposed to not only accept the oldest profession but be thoughtful about what term I use to refer to her now? Nope, sorry, not accepting this one. That is officially wearing out the concept of being politically correct. Because Oprah is actually looked up to by many women and girls as a role model, in this case, I believe it is detrimental NOT to point out that becoming a prostitute is NOT a viable career option to put yourself through college.
I don't use the "N" word, never have, but I'll say 'black' instead of African American. And Italian not Italian-American, or "whatever nationality" hyphen American. Nor "whatever issue"-challenged. I don't deliberately try to offend anyone but on the flipside of that coin, I am not going out of my way to only use the most currently politically correct term. It has all just gotten too silly. You're not vertically challenged, you're short! Bah, I can't be bothered with all of it anymore. Too far, too much. I'm done. Yeah, "independent contractor", MY ***! But I won't call her a *****, that'd be mean, huh? I'll stay with the term prostitute.