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Re: grammar usage

From: ng0
Subject: Re: grammar usage
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:31:21 +0000

John Darrington transcribed 2.2K bytes:
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:57:09AM +0100, Andy Wingo wrote:
>      Hello John,
> Hello Andy,
>      Misgendering a guix contributor is rude.  
> If deliberate, I agree that misgendering anyone, guix contributor or not, 
> would 
> be rude.  So I have never done so.
>      On the grand scale of things it is worse than what you perceive to be 
> misuse of language.  
> I don't know what you mean by "it" in the above sentence.  If you mean 
> rudeness,
> then I agree.  If you mean an inadvertent misgendering of a person then I do 
> not.
> Sometime ago, due to a misunderstanding I received a series of emails 
> addressing
> me as Frau Darrington.  I did not feel offended or insulted at all, and I 
> cannot
> imagine anyone would feel that way.
>      Continuing to advocate for your idea on what good English is is 
> unwelcome behavior,
> Perhaps.  But why is it only advocacy of *my* opinion which is unwelcome 
> whereas
> that of others is perfectly acceptable?  I feel that I am being victimised 
> here.
>      especially when this advocacy ignores the issue of misgendering.
> That opinion I do reject.    I think that the occasional, inadvertent 
> reference 
> to a person with a pronoun of the incorrect gender scores very low on the 
> scale
> of world problems.  It is certainly no worse that refering to that person with
> a pronoun of the wrong grammatical number.
> I'm sorry that we cannot agree on this subject, but as it is orthogonal to the
> remit of this mailing list, I suggest that we drop the subject and not bring
> it up again.
> J'
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For the record, as this is public and I can point to it as a case for
others: Please search Duckduckgo/searx/Google for either of
"cis-privileges", "cis privileges" "cisgender privilege" and
educate yourselves about it.
This is my last answer to this subthread.

Thanks Andy.

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