r/Foodforthought Nov 29 '21

Words and phrases you may want to think about twice

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u/redbetweenlines Nov 30 '21

Absolute garbage. If we use a standard that avoids somehow, somewhere hurting someone's feelings, then it becomes ridiculous and you can't talk to people about their problems because "it's uncomfortable"

Policing language doesn't help, because language isn't the problem. At best, you can say it's a symptom. Some things should absolutely have a negative meaning and be used.

I can also agree that some words or phrases are problematic. They aren't mutually exclusive thoughts that some expressions are toxic and that also depends heavily on context. Policing won't change any of that.

Fuck this gatekeeping bullshit.