Political Correctness as Creative Muse (The Atlantic)


Political correctness is often shunted aside as a language of bureaucrats, a watered-down form of communication that restricts our freedom of speech.

But assumptions aside, new research suggests that political correctness actually stimulates creativity and leads to more successful collaboration in mixed-gender groups — possibly because sharing the recognition that sexist language will not be tolerated makes both genders more comfortable working together.

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