Aggressive language on python-list
ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 01:39:06 CEST 2012
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> Excuse me, I think that anybody who was offended by it needs to take a
> long, hard look at themselves. Would you be offended if Rurpy asked "Are
> you diabetic?"
If the question were sincere, no. On the other hand, if it were a
rhetorical question with the implication that only diabetics could
possibly be so obtuse, then yes, it would be offensive.
Instead of "diabetic", try inserting the word "black" or "female".
There's no shame in those either, yet I think that the offensiveness
of either of those words used in that context should be obvious.
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