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politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
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(44.) See Lewis, Gendering Orientalism; Mary Roberts, "Contested Terrains: Women Orientalists and the Colonial Harem," in Orientalism's Interlocutors: Painting, Architecture, Photography, ed.
In advocating national surrender, these native Orientalists boldly and unashamedly declared that Pakistan's elites draw their power from Washington, London and Tel Aviv, not from the will of the people of Pakistan.
Tromans goes on to note that while Said's Orientalism offers little by way of a direct contribution to art historical debates, the text nonetheless opens up a number of useful critical approaches to the study of the aesthetics of Orientalist painting.
This special issue offers readers an unprecedented opportunity to compare interdisciplinary perspectives representing a range of Jewish scholarly responses to Orientalist discourses.
Informing the argument with a more even-handed critical framework would also have brought to the surface the implicit controversy over how Blake would have treated the Orientalists' politics, a subject that gives rise to yet more unresolved contradictions.
At other times, however, Said clearly assumes that there is a real Orient and feelingly condemns the ways in which coercive, aggressive, and oppressive orientalists have misrepresented the Orient.
This activity partly led to the neglect of virtually all of the other Islamic texts on astronomy and mathematics, but a few orientalists and/or historians of science have certainly remedied that situation.
The book proceeds in alphabetical order of featured orientalists. By world areas, they are:
The continuing investigation into the origins of nineteenth-century Orientalist imagery has inspied an increasing number of recent publications.
Despite protestations otherwise, Hamilton cannot represent the East in the language of male Orientalists without implicating herself in the underlying prejudices of their ideological project.
In addition, the role that the West's interest in Asia plays in shaping Asian religions in Asia cannot be overlooked.(22) In this neo-Orientalist and symbiotic relationship between East and West, fueled by the (Orientalist) narrative of restoration, the dividing line between East and West - built by early Orientalists' imaginings - is razed.