This phrase is used because it supposedly humanizes disabled people by focusing on our abilities rather than on our impairments. Those who prefer the phrase "differently abled" often see the terms "disabled" or "disability" as potentially hurtful or offensive.
Audi used this in their Green Police Ads. Essentially the gestapo in smart cars. Predictably, many environmentalists were offended and claimed that the ad had Unfortunate Implicationsapparently not realizing that it was just a gag.
Virgin Mobile used this in their advertisements during the winter of to celebrate Chrismahanukwanzakah. Whose faith is the right one, it's anybody's guess.
Man in turban and Santa suit holding up a phone: What matter most is camera phone for twenty dollar less! Snickers had a football team being blessed before the big game by about twenty different holy men, a priest, a rabbi, an American Indian shaman, etc, all in the name of Political Correctness, with the implication this was going to take all afternoon.
The doll was made after a lot of "sensitivity meetings", she comes with a bland outfit, no name, a useless pull string, an empty dollhouse, and only two accessories a puppy and a chef's hat.
The girl in the commercial keeps coming up with a stereotype for the doll, like asking if she can help her with her homework, calling her Kiko, adding an Oriental rug to her house, and wondering if she can eat the puppy.
It's Asian American Doll, we made her from a place of fear! They set up a base with Off-Model versions of several countries' famous landmarks around it. Shimoneta runs on this. The setting is Japan with exaggerated obscenity laws where everything vulgar from Fanservice to medical terms is censored and enforced by making everyone wear special chokers and wristbands that alert the authorities to any obscene words, writings or drawings, no one knows how babies are born and the main character does not know the concepts of Lust or Lewdness.
The chief architect of this system makes it her goal in life to "remove all that is dirty from the world.
Because of their physical differences, the world of A Centaur's Life is plagued with a history of even worse racism and violence than our own. The races seem to live together in peace now with the exception of some of the more "exotic" or isolated racesbut the anti-racism laws are so strict that, for example, riding a centaur is a hate crime even if the centaur is the one offering, and all magical girls shows must include magical girls of every race with the main character changing every episode.
Society even stresses "unity" over individuality. Comedy Russell Peters has a piece where he's playing Bla Non-Denominational Holiday Figure's trademark "ho ho ho" was replaced with "lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening lady-of-the-evening" It was a regular feature on Blue Collar TV.
There were a few others, but I can't remember their titles. All versions lampshade this trope endlessly. British comic Stewart Lee does a brilliant routine defending political correctness by discussing how insisting "political correctness has gone mad" has lost meaning due to people using it as a Strawman for everything they disagree with: It'll annoy the Jews'.
Your disguise is this Christmas hat? Why can't I say "Christmas"?
You offend the other infidels. You're afraid of offending people. But you're a terrorist. Killing folks is easy. Being politically correct is a pain in the ass.Motachashma provides a list of latest available online scholarships, Government, General, SC, ST, OBC, Study abroad Scholarships for students.
I. “Silliest internet atheist argument” is a hotly contested title, but I have a special place in my heart for the people who occasionally try to prove Biblical fallibility by pointing out whales are not a type of fish.
Persons with disabilities in my country are referred to as differently-abled in the media as they have requested for obvious reasons. How . Stephen Pinker in his book “The Blank Slate” coined the name euphemism treadmill for the process whereby words introduced to replace an offensive word, over time become offensive themselves.
A current example of this is mental retardation. Human Rights and Differently-Abled Persons. What are the Human Rights of Differently-Abled Persons? Human Rights are universal, and civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights belong to all human beings, including differently-abled persons.
Recommended Books About the Disability Experience. List compiled by: Nancy Weiss, Co-director, The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, and Lisa Fong, Graduate Assistant, Center for Disabilities Studies Center for Disabilities Studies, College of Education and Human Development, University of Delaware Wyoming Road • Newark, DE • (voice.