“Politically correct” language has officially elevated to a whole new realm of stupid:
CNN host Christiane Amanpour – a woman, if you didn’t know – said that Clinton “got quite feisty” during her interview Tuesday with Diane Sawyer – another woman (just making that absolutely clear). Wolf Blitzer – who is not a woman – agreed, and also said the word “feisty.”
This sent ThinkProgress into a tizzy (wait, is that sexist?) and allowed the liberal website to bring up a 2012 “guide” from the Women’s Media Center that details more than 100 words and phrases that are apparently sexist.
Naturally, “feisty” is one of the listed words. According to the WMC, the term “feisty” is “normally reserved for individuals and animals that are not inherently potent or powerful.”
What? According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, “feisty” is an adjective used to describe someone who is “lively, determined, and courageous,” and while it’s typically reserved for someone who is considered “relatively small or weak,” it hardly has negative connotations.
The assertion that “feisty” is sexist is, quite frankly, absolutely ridiculous. Furthermore, when you look at some of the other words the WMC considers sexist — “brunette,” “complain,” and “politically correct,” somehow — the sanity of the organization needs to be drawn into question.
Ironically, “bossy” is absent from the list.