I have reservations over much of what Daniel Finklestien writes over at Times Comment Central - he and I are clearly cut from quite diifferent philosophical cloth - but today's piece about the absurdity of disabled campaigners arguing for the right for deaf IVF parents-to-be to choose a deaf child over a child who can hear, is right on the mark.
I generally don't have much sympathy with those that blame 'political correctness' for so many of society's problems; such complainants are usually deeply conservative and, in their eagerness to condemn attempts to make people think about the harm that can be caused through unthinking use of language, reveal their own deeply entrenched prejudices.
This story, however, is a clear case of political correctness gone mad. Addressing the deaf activist who has made this ludicrous assertion, Finklestien says,
It is courageous to refuse to lie down and be a victim. I can only admire that. But it is one thing to be strong, almost heroic, about his own misfortune, quite another to want it imposed upon a child.
13 March Update: Daniel has just posted again on this topic; an excellent reply from a deaf person.