I think political correctness is sometimes used as a way for a small group to control a large group, like insisting that the PTA cannot have a Halloween carnival for the kids and as a fund raiser for the school. One person complains and the principal tries to cancel it, but we changed the name of it to Harvest Festival and went ahead with everything else the same, costumes, gypsy fortune teller, haunted house, etc. When someone starts trying to change the language and say that it is wrong to use the words mother and father to describe our parents that is going way too far. Apparently that is a thing and it is not rational at all. All the bathroom things that people get their panties in a wad over are also ridiculous. I noticed that a response to those complaints were that the bathroom labels were changed to "unisex" or "family".