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Old 02-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #30
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I am kind of one of those nagging PC types that makes a fuss over language and using the right terms. But lately it's become increasingly clear that there's a certain kind of person that just likes to find words they can take issue with in an article. All so they can prove how liberal they are and show that the person writing the article is a racist/sexist/transphobic/disabilist (sorry that should be ableist)

There's a left-wing feminist writer over here called Laurie Penny that was criticized recently because she used the word "lunatics" in a derogatory manner, and that's offensive to people with mental health issues. She instantly apologized afterwards and of course some people criticized her for doing this.

I would describe the whole situation as "crazy" but you know...

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