As with 'feminism,' not to mention 'liberalism' and 'conservatism,' 'political correctness' tends to mean what you want it to mean, which also pretty much amounts to utter meaninglessness.
Let's face it: every campus has its share of students who can't quite comprehend that extreme political correctness is often born of the same intolerance and anti-intellectualism as standard-issue bigotry.
A young female essayist saying they're influenced by Joan Didion is like a young female singer-songwriter saying they're influenced by Joni Mitchell.
Air travelers, of course, are famous for their hubris. They carry on too many bags and use the restroom when the seat-belt sign is on.
Almost nothing is more tedious than complaining about the weather.
Becoming a parent is always going to be a default setting. I truly believe there will always be more people who want to have children than who don't.
Confessions are not processed or analysed; they're told in a moment of desperation to a priest or to somebody interrogating you about a crime.
Few targets of ridicule are as easy to hit as owners and handlers of competitive show dogs.
For me, writing essays is very much about processing ideas and offering them up to the reader so that they are fully cooked.
I am weary of happiness, both as a word and as a concept.
I don't confess in my work because to me, that implies that you're dumping all your guilt and sins on the page and asking the reader to forgive you.
I don't think anyone's ever accused me of too much self-love.
I love the essay. It's my favorite genre to work in.
I love writing essays and articles, so it's hard for me to resist taking assignments that inevitably pull me away from larger projects.
I loved 'About Schmidt'. I like Alexander Payne's work a lot.
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