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Re: grammar usage

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: grammar usage
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:58:43 +0100
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:


> I understand you feel this way, however to others the effect is
> important.  To trans and non-binary people, being at the receiving end
> of a stream of misgenderings (intentional or not) is a constant
> irritation, reminding them that they are not welcome in that part of the
> world.  We want Guix to be welcoming to everyone, so we should be
> attentive to hints about what pronoun people would like others to use
> when referring to them.
>> 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.
> To create a welcoming environment for more people and especially people
> who are marginalized, we must make some behaviors unwelcome.  In this
> case, advocating this opinion of what is correct English contributes to
> the marginalization of trans and non-binary people, and for that reason
> I think it is appropriate for the Guix project to discourage this
> behavior in its spaces.

Thank you, Andy.  I agree with everything you wrote, in particular how
this relates to our goal of creating a welcoming environment, which is a
main task for maintainers.


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