My American and other international readers may not have heard that London Underground announcers will no longer use the term "ladies and gentlemen".
I find this deeply depressing. Deeply, deeply depressing. I'm not joking. This is the most depressing news I've heard all year.
And if you say: "Really? More depressing than terrorist attackis and burning towers?", I would say: "Yes, really." Because we expect a certain amount of tragedies and outrages to happen every year, but this is something entirely different and disturbing.
People are treating this as a joke. I don't think it's a joke. I think it's heart-breaking. Nothing seems to deter the onward march of PC-- not Donald Trump, not Brexit, not Milo Yiannapoulos, not the Alt Right, nothing.
I'm not going to buy the whole "you can overreact to political correctness" thing. I don't think it's even possible to overreact to PC. I think we need to push against it as hard as we possibly can, the only inhibiting factor being how much danger we are putting ourselves in.