Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?

Political correctness used to be a concept taught for forming a fair union of all races, faiths, and genders. It was what America was supposed to be based on. However, over this past decade or so, the concept itself has taken on a whole new face, and it certainly isn't one of beauty. Has anyone noticed how the media has taken political correctness to such extremity that they only seem to form an invert political incorrectness?
The media has given all groups such huge stereotypes through fictional examples that it has us all attacking one another for things that the other never actually did. We can't say enough as a nation that all people should be treated as individuals, and not judged by the color of their skin, their beliefs, or their sex. Yet, somehow, that all flies out the window when the fear or belief of oppression rears its ugly head.
Some of the biggest examples of this can be seen on recent additions to the Disney Channel. If Walt Disney is somehow aware of all of the changes his company has undergone since his death, then he must be twirling in his grave at full speed.
The first example will have to come from the recently added popular series "Kim Possible." After seeing multiple episodes of this show, it becomes painfully obvious that the producers aim to label all women as strategic, scientific geniuses, super efficient agents, and, if nothing else, social butterflies without a single personality or physical flaw, unless to be made a spectacle of. Quite the contrary for men, however. Every male character in this show seems to be the very essence of the stereotypical man without a scrap of intelligence unless it's vengefully accompanied by a sad, babbling, bumbling, buffoon-like comic relief personality. Needless to say, the same flaw is amplified for the common man or boy.
Aside from sexism, general political incorrectness seems to be a problem with "Kim Possible" as well. The biggest example of this can be found in a single episode. In this episode, Kim's best friend and partner in justice, Ron Stoppable, is forced by constant aggravation from Kim into getting a haircut. The style turns out to be something that Ron doesn't like and feels embarrassed about, but as it seems to gather attention from the "popular crowd," he decides to change his personality in order to fit into this new group of so-called friends. Of course, this change is in a manner much to the displeasure of Kim.
According to the concept of political correctness, the right thing to do would have been to never try to change Ron in the first place. And even if he did willingly agree to the idea, the right thing to do would be to accept his new personality change and self-expression as respect for him as an individual, even if that did mean the end of a friendship. That is, of course, so long as he wasn't harming anyone else in the process.
Instead, Kim decided to attack Ron about being "out of control," despite the fact that the change was her fault and her obligation to maturely accept the consequences. What does this tell our audience? That it is OK to change a friend and blame them of "changing," so long as you are sure that you can change them back and make them feel like they were, in fact, partly to blame?
One of the biggest problems about excessive use of political correctness in the media is the set up of a fictional, chauvinistic pig simply for a scripted standing up for equal rights and a cheep "girl power" moment for the audience. Even though the main aim of it is to inspire women or any minority to stand up for equal rights, this kind of scenario and similar scenarios only result in false stereotypes on the side of the wrong doer and fuel the hatred of those already fighting against each other. A baseball coach who accuses his players and other players of "throwing like girls" is a clear example of this as shown in the newest Disney Channel Original Move, "Eddy's Million Dollar Cook-Off."
Despite the previous examples, this problem is not aimed solely at the feminist movement. The real problem is in all excessive political correctness. The set up of a "fill-in-the-blank" pride moment in the media requires that some fictional someone expressing extreme political incorrectness must also be set up. Even if the event is based on something that really happened, scenarios such as these in the media can only drag up the past and refuel anger and frustration. This type of cheep, ill-gotten thrill is morally wrong. Political correctness has become a powerful and destructive weapon, and it must be used correctly if it is to be used at all: for good, not for further strike against each other. If we are to ever be treated as people despite our differences, then we must be treated as people, and that includes in the media. Man and woman, white and black, large and small, Christian and Buddhist alike, we must stop stereotyping in the media, as it
is the most influential factor in our logic nowadays, especially to the young. If prejudice is ever to stop, then it has to stop with an uninfluenced generation, a new start, a group who can be taught the right way instead of the painfully wrong.

-- Aaron Robert Shotwell