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    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
      1 month ago

      I found this very interesting. There are so many changes happening and I hope everyone can be patient for those of us who desire to come along but get tripped up. My particular challenge is the use of pronouns. At least I’m aware and I do apologize when I screw up, as I would never purposely want to offend anyone. I think awareness is key, as is a willingness to change.

      • thorgalle1 month ago

        Yes, (self-)awareness is definitely the first step! Thanks for your comment Pegeen. I'm also struggling with this, finding that "they" sounds weird sometimes. It's a process. It's mostly in group/public communications that I've started using it more, lest someone in the audience might be offended at he/she.

        • Pegeen
          Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
          1 month ago

          Yes, the self! Readup has helped me tremendously in learning about our changing world. I love the different views I find in the comment section. They are always interesting and thought provoking. I’m also trying to listen more. It’s a process.

    • thorgalle1 month ago

      All these changes may be contrary to comfortable habits, but so many make sense. My full yes to move away from master/slave and blacklist/whitelist.

      For other terms I find that some creativity & “fun” might get lost in the name of political correctness. But also these changes I understand. “man-in-the-middle” unfortunately rolls off the tongue better than the dry & descriptive “on-path attacker”.

      Fanon makes several persuasive arguments that standard language encodes subconscious in-group, out-group preferences

      That’s just scary.