Yes, they make things much worse. That's why I refuse to submit to political correctness and always say what is actual fact. If you are offended, tough noogies!
The worst is that now it doesn't matter what argument you use, if you slip and say let's say "spokesman" you're instantly sexist. People using labels to outright declare someone evil.
Yes, the label name calling is worse than I ever remember it. When Obama was elected, anybody who disagreed with anything he said was labelled "racist", regardless of the logic or reasoning behind the disagreement.
Now I notice i screwed the question a bit, it's not a yes and no the way I made but rather better or worse :\
Let it be yes for worse and no for better
I really hate the "if you're not with us you're a bigot racist sexist misogynist homophobe transfobic" mentality
Much worse. I grew up in a world that was non PC and look...I am still living
I think many so-called "social justice warriors" DO make things worse, by jumping on every little thing and making WAY too big a deal of it.
I also think that many people use their supposed disdain for 'political correctness', as some of kind of excuse or justification for being intentionally offensive jerks.
My hypothesis is that offensive jerks as you call them don't care what a bunch of crybaby weirdos think. SJW can only affect those who are nice enough.
I figure they do care, since some of them are the biggest "crybabies".
Then it becomes a battle of ideals, what i've seen most is people battling these overzealous speakers, get offended in the name of someone else no matter if the offense is real or not, it only matters what they deem it and how self righteous they think they are.
they are the neo nazi's
Im against all of this because it forces people to walk on eggshells or you're an instant bigot. All this labeling is the difference between being right and wrong, people's feelings being more important than truth and logic. You dont need any of this to be nice
i dont really know anyone using it to be an ass, the definition is wide here,