Tag Archives: Political correctness

Is Cosplay the Same as Reality?

You might think it’s a joke, but I have a few serious questions. To me, the answers are obvious, but they’re obviously not obvious to everyone. “Cosplay” (costume play) means dressing up as a fictional character. Some people earn a … Continue reading

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Forgive Us Our Microaggressions

I have a question, but please don’t take it in the wrong way. I don’t mean to offend anyone. I’m just curious. How is a microaggression different from nothing at all? “Microaggression” is one of those new words made up … Continue reading

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In Defense of Taylor Swift

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who think that Glenn Miller’s 1941 song “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” absolutely rocks, and those who don’t. I think that the song absolutely rocks, which explains why I don’t know much about … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot

“Latinx?” What the heck is that? I see the word a lot lately. I finally figured out why media people have started using it. A Latino is a male Hispanic. A Latina is a female Hispanic. The words look like … Continue reading

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My Two Transgender Encounters

I’ve known a couple of people who these days would be called “transgender,” though I’m not sure if they themselves would embrace the term. Using the grammatical term ”gender” as not-quite-a-synonym for “sex” creates an anti-concept  that confuses any discussion in … Continue reading

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Challenge Makes Us Stronger

I just finished reading The Coddling of the American Mind, an excellent book by lawyer Greg Lukianoff and psychologist Jonathan Haidt. The subtitle is How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. The book’s main thesis … Continue reading

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