As Anthony Zurcher notes, the term “political correctness” is “a derogatory description coined in the 1990s to label those contending, in part, that language was a weapon used by the powerful to deny the interests of the oppressed.”
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Ignorant bullshit. The term was coined by Karen DeCrow, then President of Planned Parenthood, in 1975. See William Safire’s attribution in https://www.nytimes.com/1991/05/05/magazine/on-language-linguistically-correct.html. It only became “derogatory” through the efforts of right wing reactionaries.

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