Here's an article from Daily Life in Australia. A liberal/progressive/feminist author attacks comedian Jerry Seinfeld for his lack of understanding of what political correctness really means.
The term 'political correctness' exists in the same camp as 'bleeding heart liberal'. When you burrow down to their individual definitions, you'd be hard pressed to argue against their necessity. To have a bleeding heart means to care deeply about those without any power (political or otherwise), and to advocate on their behalf. To be politically correct means to not discriminate against or further oppress those same people who are already marginalised and trodden on by the whims of capitalism, patriarchy and heteronormativity.
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I do believe good comedy is nuanced and great comedy can go to dark, unsettling places. But it has to say something of value if it's going to use words and ideas that challenge and confront the status quo - it doesn't become great just by saying the words themselves. As playwright and performer Nakkiah Lui told me, "I think lines and boundaries should always be pushed and crossed, however, this does not go hand in hand in silencing and dismissing critical engagement and discourse."
Indeed, it seems obvious the racism parodied by the ABC's Black Comedy (in which Lui starred) is effective precisely because it's presented by the people most likely to experience racism. When comedians supported by the structures of white supremacy make 'daring' jokes about racism, they're almost always reinforcing the invisible hierarchy which keeps them in power. When black people make those same jokes, it's far more likely to be as a commentary on racism while also confronting white people with the realities of structural inequality and white supremacy.
As Lindy West argues, perhaps what really rankles Seinfeld is not accusations of political correctness but the changing landscape of comedy in the 21st century. Although the straight white man still dominates the comedy rooms, there are more and more voices emerging to be modern scribes, jesters and cultural satirists. Perhaps in the end what really scares Seinfeld and his ilk isn't that the right to laugh is being taken away from the men who have always dictated what passes for humour. Perhaps it's that for the first time in history the tables are being turned and the joke, at last, is on them.
There's more at the link.
Well, bless her cotton socks - and her pure, puritanical SJW heart. If you want to know the attitudes at the root of Tor's problems, you need look no further than those expressed in that article.
Here's Seinfeld's own words on the matter.
I couldn't agree more.