So, you're tired of everyone being so darned "politically correct" all the time. It is true that the internet and much of Portland are riddled with PC whistle blowers who want to tell you how privileged and secretly racist you are, all while also being privileged and secretly racist themselves. So what do you do about it? You make supposedly ironic jokes that are sexist, racist, homophobic, etc. because what used to be regular old bigotry is now somehow edgy. Now we're really seeing your balls! How courageous you are to fight the fascist forces of political correctness!
But maybe you could stop and think for a second today, "Hey, my backlash against the concept of political correctness is actually far more harmful to oppressed peoples than it is to this emotionless concept that I dislike for purely selfish reasons." Because it's not about politics, and it's not about being correct. It's about being a decent fucking person who treats other humans with respect, and it seems that some of you have forgotten that.
Yeah, yeah, my rant it totally gay. Go ahead and get it out of your system.
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