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While experts agree that now is the time to focus on the long-standing gender divide in literacy, their explanation for it , and their solutions, vary widely. In a culture that favors equal opportunity and advocates political correctness, some have found it difficult to discuss this troubling gender gap without entering into the touchy domain of sexism.
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'Political correctness', taking care to use only language and behaviour deemed to be non-discriminatory, non-judgemental, is often used in a negative way to poke fun at people who take this approach to extremes. It is not necessarily used negatively in your sentence.