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LlazarusLlong wrote:

English writers would almost certainly put it outside the parenthesis.

Americans might put it inside, as they do with punctuation relating to speech, but personally I find that clumsy.

Ideally, as with most issues where there seems ambiguity of treatment, you would write so that you didn't need to make a decision. I find myself reformatting sentences quite a lot when, on second look, they appear inelegant.

For example, the sentence Venus wrote could be rewritten:

This is why I also request feedback from their (mostly internal) customers.

Or if you didn't like parentheses this would be OK, although it appears a little disjointed:

This is why I also request feedback from their, mostly internal, customers.

And it flows better when the qualification is in a separate clause:

This is why I also request feedback from their customers, who are mostly internal.

Cool post.  Thanks.

 

 

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Venus Petrov wrote:

I placed it outside
because it is at the end of the sentence
.  Their customers are mostly internal to the company.  If I placed the period inside the parens, I would need another outside the parens to end the sentence. 
Why do you suggest it be inside the parens?


Now my ignorance is on display, but I learned.  As you already know, I don't write as well as you.  I was taught to place the period inside when it ends the sentence.  Go figure.  I tried to tell those nuns they were beating the grammar out of me . . .

But now we will add to the melee. 

If an entire sentence is enclosed in a parenthesis then the period does go inside. 

 

eta: removed a redundant comma

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Bobbie Faulds wrote:

Why is being a feminist a pejorative term? Do you believe that women should get equal pay for equal work? Do you believe women should be able to enter any profession they wish to? If you answered yes, you're a feminist.

I have heard this kind of logic from a close friend of mine as well as hearing and seeing it in the media.

One can agree with ideas and goals of a movement or organizations without automatically being apart of it or member.

Just because someone may agree that women should get equal pay for equal work and believe women should have the right to enter any profession they wish does not automatically make them a feminist.

I am a Humanist.  I believe in equal pay regardless of gender, race, age, religion, political or social standing.  Basically if two people doing the same job with the same amount of skill, dedication, experience and number of hours working per week should get the same pay no matter what.  I also believe that anyone qualified for a job should be allowed to do that job or be considered equally for the job regardless of gender, race, age, religion, political or social standing.  I am sure I am forgetting some.  Oh yea sexual preferences and so on.

So as a Humanist I would answer yes to your questions but no I am not a Feminist.  I have nothing against the ideals of basic feminism.  I know many feminist that I respect and admire.  I also know of many feminists that I don't respect nor admire.

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LlazarusLlong wrote:

 

For example, I believe in capital punishment, but I don't want to be a hangman.

The poor, underused and abused period and parentheses have already been thrashed in this thread, after being dragged, kicking and screaming, into a thread supposedly about feminist propaganda.

Now you want to punish the capitals too! What have they ever done to you?

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Bobbie Faulds wrote:

Why is being a feminist a pejorative term? Do you believe that women should get equal pay for equal work? Do you believe women should be able to enter any profession they wish to? If you answered yes, you're a feminist.

Because quite a few people would answer 'no' to those if it couldn't get back to them.

Feminist is a pejerative in the same way that environmentalist, liberal, nice, social justice warrior, and back in the day '[insert any assorted racial/religious/sexuality minority] lover' are...

- Its really a compliment, and the other person explaining to you that they are on the wrong side of history.

 

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LlazarusLlong wrote:

 

For example, I believe in capital punishment, but I don't want to be a hangman.

The poor, underused and abused period and parentheses have already been thrashed in this thread, after being dragged, kicking and screaming, into a thread supposedly about feminist propaganda.

Now you want to punish the capitals too! What have they ever done to you?

They are shifty.

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