Reply to comment

July 21, 2020, 9:14 a.m. -  Tehllama42

I guess my background as a linguist biases me towards always approaching words (particularly loaded terms) with more nuance, and as a result pretty much all of these things get filed into the 'PC Outrage Mob' response from me internally - I see this more as a missed opportunity to change the way the word is used, ascribe positive meaning and collaboration to an area that has a very mixed and frequently sad history behind it, but making risk-based corporate decisions on social media responses from a vocal minority has never inherently sat well with me, and even though it's usually a relatively principled decision, the lack of new direction in most cases smacks of being reactive to those knee-jerk minimum-effort slacktivism types in lieu finding creative ways of resourcing people who are actually out there bridging that gap and doing real work (not just ending participation at having 140char discourse on the subject).

Post your comment

Please log in to leave a comment.