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Use Your Words

I'd like to have a discussion about use of the word mansplain on this website. Man or woman, doesn’t matter, if you use a word that many people find offensive, they're going to tune out what you have to say. In conversations about gender relations, is the objective to create an atmosphere of mutual understanding, or is it to demonstrate the destructive power of gendered insults by consistently ignoring repeated requests to stop using a word that people feel unfairly defined by? Because those two objectives are not compatible. [more inside]
posted by gman on Sep 5, 2012 - 512 comments

Watcha reading? Well, this thread for one thing

This recent thread, from October 8, is just about to close. It's been an extraordinary one, and is still active as of this afternoon. [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Nov 7, 2009 - 672 comments

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