I think it is absolutely crazy the PC stuff going around. I actually was once told not to use "fellow" as in "a fellow co-worker" because it implied a male; drafting a letter was a real challenge for me.
I listen to a comedy show called Nobody Likes Onions (www.nobodylikesonions.com). I love the complete openness around race, sex, etc. and it is hilarious. Check it out, for some great humour.