When that whole political correctness thing came and spoiled everything……..
Remember in the good old days when it was OK to be crude and offensive in the workplace as long as you were equally offensive to everyone in a sharing kind of way. Then that whole political correctness thing came and spoiled everything? Me neither. Thankfully things have moved on since the 60’s but as an ex-social services manager moving into the business community I have heard some pretty non-PC stuff that has shocked me. Things that if they were said in a social services setting could have led to a disciplinary situation. Has it all gone too far? Well that is a debate that will run and run, but hopefully a lot of marginalised and minority groups are in a better place now than they used to be. Taking my social services experience into video production has been a real plus because I can help people with slight changes in terminology in their presentations. “Schizophrenics” are people with Schizophrenia, “the wheelchair-bound” are people who use wheelchairs, “Diabetics” are people with Diabetes. And if I hear a health or social care practitioner talk about “these people” – I know it’s not going to work. Does that make a difference – hell yes!!!!!