"A society where anyone can make jokes about anyone else and everyone laughs is a truly tolerant society. Political correctness charged censorship only serves to engender resentment and dsitance between social groups." The quote isnt from a very intellectual source but consider the idea on it's own merits. I've thought this for a long time though its put in a much more eloquent manner here than I have ever put it. I see political correctness as something of a problem on sf. Its reasonable that everything should be treated a little more carefully on here but in the end its the hyper-sensitivity and insecurity that is the problem that needs to be dealt with not the other way around typically. Question to the mods: would you censor any examples I could find of people who have been warned/given points for what I argue is political correctness to the nth degree? I feel that debating the issue seperate from the judgment (in other words not expecting a change in the result) could be constructive and help illustrate to those like me why x, y, and z were punished and help illustrate to those who complained the perspective of the person in question. I would like the majority of this post to be examples since thats where the substance of the debate will lie but I wasn't sure how it would be looked at by the staff so I put up this preliminary post. If this isn't an attempt at reaching understanding between individuals and getting differences out in the open in order to overcome the us/other barrier I do not know what is.