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Re: avoiding the bias in vocabulary

From: Daniel Pocock
Subject: Re: avoiding the bias in vocabulary
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:59:04 +0000
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On 15/02/2020 21:30, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> On 15/02/2020 21:11, Kaz Kylheku (gnu-misc-discuss) wrote:
>> On 2020-02-15 09:56, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>>> There are a lot of words used in various discussions today that have
>>> some bias.
>>> For example, the word /ban/ is quite disparaging to the victim.  Simply
>>> using the word continues the bias.
>> Note that this word is quite central in the "Code of Conduct" proposed
>> on the
>> disruptive, deceptive "" site.
>> There's gonna be witch hunts if these brown shirt scoundrels have their
>> way.
> Using the word ban in a formal document is incredibly immature.
> It implies that this is more like a WhatsApp group than an organization
> of professionals.

An extended list:

ban => censor

privacy policy => privacy waiver

code of conduct => code of obedience

contributor license agreement => unpaid employment agreement
(applicable to some of the badder CLAs)

permissive license => doormat license

the difference between Open Source and Free Software?
  => white-collar modern-day slavery

Can anybody think of other examples of terms that are misleading or biased?



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