The term has been co-opted by so many social factions that it's more of a hindrance to the cause of respect than a help.
Political correctness can go the f*ck to sleep, says Adam Mansbach.
It's all well and good for Mr Mansbach to retire the term for himself. His view is duly noted & he will do well to not use it in the future.
No bearing on its use for the rest of us, as it has utility and continues to describe a tight-ass-edness that needs to be combated. Convenient though it might be for thought police to win their argument unchallenged.
Respecting other people is great. Don't say retard or use racial slurs. On the other hand, ideologues mandating that virtuous people use an increasingly-complex jargon is just awful. So tired of these authoritarians.
It's always the most entitled folk with no direct experience of cultural slander who want political correctness removed. If you were of a minority group, female, LGBT+, etc., you'd see value in political correctness, because you'd already have experienced the slander that political correctness tries to protect you from. You have every right to be protected from entitled losers who want nothing more than to abuse you, then call it their freedom of speech to do so.
My Week in Review piece for the New York Times:
How to Make a New Year's Resolution That You'll Keep
You should be very specific with your resolution so that you can know whether you are keeping to it. You should also try to frame your goals to reflect what works for you.