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Old 02-25-2012, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by nycindie View Post
I thought the purpose of the thread was simply to discuss terminology, not behavior, our own terminology preferences, and/or responses to the article RP posted. Am I missing something?
Not at all...I'd read this thread as a productive discussion of not only terminology but also some thoughts on what vocab choices can reasonably be expected to achieve, or not.

My particular points were in reference to the following:
Originally Posted by redpepper View Post
Thoughts on this included that it reduces the risk of hierarchical thinking and could reduce the emotional impact of that hierarchical thinking.
In that I mostly disagree with the premise that changing the terminology would either reduce the type of thinking, or the impact of it; possibly quite the opposite.

I like discussion... But I'm also back home this week with friends from decades ago with whom I can debate with mercilessly. Some of that might leak out.
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