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It’s dumb leftbook bullshit with all its associated memorized phrases. Don’t use slurs is the only good advice but then they minimize that by calling pretty much everything a slur. Putting n-word on the same level as the word “lame” is, well, lame.

Yeah while the word " lame " may have some ableist history I almost never see it being used to refer to actual disabled people anymore...

Hairy is a slur now? Good lord. Why can't we just say that sometimes people are mean to one another without making it a "slur" or "antifeminist"

Everything needs rules, a framework, codification. No spontaneity allowed. Some things are good, allowed, blessed-off on, in the SOP; other things are no-no, against the TOS, not in the handbook. Is there an ISO standard for swearing? Are people trying to earn their certification? They need to study the rules and diagrams so that they can get the credential and put a string of letters after their name and pay $450 in dues to the professional credentialing ~~mafia ~~ organization and put a badge on their LinkedIn? Reads like a bunch of eye-rolly bullshit to me. But I'm curmudgeonly.

To be fair to them I think every community has their own " guidebook " about which words are " ok " to use and which ones are " bad " to use but not every community is transparent about it at least their wiki is transparent about what they find " ok " and what they find " not ok " to " totally not ok " at least...

They're only being transparent because these rules are more aspirational and they want them to catch on. If their community really followed those rules there wouldn't be any need to explain, you just would pick it up naturally.

Wait, so now your foul-mouthedness has to be pc? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

smegma is a literal medical term cf this....

... so are they banning medical terms to avoid hurting people.... who does that sound like?

also loved their 5 stages of indecision regarding the work 'dick' that is hilarious.

They seem to be neutral towards " smegma " ...

they claim that but are putting it in the same category as 'piss' and 'shit' - both of those have medical synonyms that are not mentioned in this list. i.e. they could move those from neutral to "avoid" and people wouldn't be stuck for words to use.

once you put a medical term in a situation where it canbe moved into an "avoid" category, trouble is coming and i don't really see whatever neutral term they'd replace the medically accurate term with in that case to be that different to 'people who menstruate'

[–] Amareldys 0 points Edited

On the one hand it is a list of ways not to be an asshole.

On the other hand, not a big fan of speech policing. So while they are not wrong about the words I can do without their long, preachy website.

And I kind of have the urge to use all the words they tell me not to.

"turd nugget" is one of my favorite insults. Apparently it's PC, too.

[–] hmimperialtortie cats plz 2 points

I see actual turd nuggets every day when I scoop the litter, and it would be a compliment to compare most of the people I want to insult to them.

My cats’ turds > various misogynist scrotes