Pollitical correctness is the buzzword these days. We’re always cautious not to offend someone. But is literature different? Do you write (or read) books that are not PC?
Political correctness has taken over, hasn’t it? It seems that almost anything can offend someone, so we make sure everything is gender neutral, religiously neutral, racially neutral, and so on. We don’t want to offend anyone, do we? But what about in literature? Should we be PC?
I’m not sure what this means. I don’t write Earth cultures, so the societies are different. People fight about different things. I do keep an eye out for story-elements that could be construed as racist/sexist from our perspective, but my personal opinion is that most of those problems, in fiction, come from treating the characters as props instead of people. Since I try to fully flesh out my characters and their cultures, no matter how minor, I think it goes some way toward heading off those complaints. Though I…
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