What Can We Laugh at Now?: Political Correctness and Humor

Louisa Leontiades Beastly & Beautiful, Cultural & Political

What we find funny is indicative of our beliefs, attitudes, judgements and opinions. It is a useful barometer. When we mock those who by birth or circumstance are less fortunate, we become persecutors and make others our victims. We have no less duty of care for verbal abuse even through humour, than we do for physical abuse.