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2 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

But I'm also not really big on terms like "TERF," "SJW," "MRA," "PC," etc. They're intellectually lazy and dishonest rhetorical strategies for transforming one's opponents into a straw man.

Absolutely. And these terms often become dogwhistles signalling others to pile on in a debate. Words and terms are powerful, and can also take on meanings they shouldn't, get mutated in ways that don't contribute to meaningful processing. A dear friend, who happens to be a language-ninja, often calls me out on lazy use of terms, and reminds me that it's perfectly easy to just find other ways of saying what we really mean.

I've always loved this, by Neil Gaiman:

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Greetings!

Resurrecting threads from 7 years ago in order to bypass the closure of another similar thread is not cool.

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