Political correctness and the shadow, a link

Becky Tuch’s piece on political correctness, from a group literary blog called Beyond the Margins, looks at shadow in character from another angle — that of the writer’s reaction to disturbing qualities in her characters. In “Pushing Past Political Correctness”, Becky Tuch discusses how the need for political correctness can inhibit the writer, falsify her characters, and constrict the story. In the comments section a heartful response from Mary Jo Hetzel (a writer who has been an activist since childhood) opens up the topic of PC from her own experiences.

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