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Old 04-24-2011, 08:12 PM
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In the end, do any of us have a right to tell someone they can or cannot use a certain word to describe their life? And, if we do have that right, who gave it to us? As an English teacher, I have spent hours, days, weeks, and years explaining to students the subjectivity of language. So its all context and we know that, already. Whether I refer to being a geek as living a geek lifestyle or not means nothing except what someone else decides it means to them, which still means very little to me since its my life and my personal choice to use the term. While I don't refer to myself as being in a poly lifestyle, I don't give people who do a hassle over it. Not my place, not my right. All I really have a right to do is decide how I describe myself and hope people get it.
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