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PC =/= Doublespeak

The purpose of PC speech is sensitivity to marginalized people.

i.e. Unhoused people vs Bums

The purpose of doublespeak is to obscure the speaker's true intentions.

i.e. Torture vs Enhanced interrogation.
Both concepts can be said to use euphemism as their mechanism, but there's an important distinction.

PC uses value neutral terms to replace inherently and unfairly derogatory ones.

Doublespeak uses ironic terms to hide their motives and cynically cast them as the opposite.
Essentially PC is a correction from language that developed in an oppressive context and achieved mainstream usage,

Doublespeak must BE corrected in order to understand what is really being said.
If I speak of sex workers rather than "whores" it is not because I am trying to hide any truth about them. It is that the "acceptable" term holds no deeper truth and only insult.

If I speak of "creative bookkeeping" rather than theft, I am trying to hide or minimize guilt.
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