I saw another article (Yahoo, you disappoint me again) about women dressing age appropriately. It seems one of these comes out every other week. It made me think about how in many ways our society is still stuck in the 1950’s, a time when everything was supposed to be, or at least look, appropriate. But appearances aren’t everything, and there are still so many inequalities despite the fact that we speak with political correctness.
In fact, political correctness works to mask a lot of problems by creating the illusion that everyone is equal. Just because we speak “appropriately” doesn’t mean everything is fine and dandy.
Removing gendered language from professional titles, for instance, doesn’t seem to do any good and just sounds plain weird. Instead of a chairman or a chairwoman you are now simply a chair. Why would you call a person a chair? Seems kind of rude. And what are female actresses supposed to call themselves? Actors.
On the other hand, this is good news for me. If a woman can be an actor, then a woman can also be a king… and I’ve always wanted to be a Pirate King. Or at least ever since I saw this!