[Python-ideas] Retire or reword the "Beautiful is better than ugly" Zen clause
phd at phdru.name
Thu Sep 13 05:53:11 EDT 2018
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 09:36:42AM +0100, Samantha Quan <sammiequan at yandex.com> wrote:
> First, I'd like to express how grateful I am to see more and more
> technical communities embrace diversity and inclusivity, particularly big
> tech communities like Python, Redis, and Django.
> In the spirit of the big recent terminology change, I propose retiring or
> rewording the "Beautiful is better than ugly" Zen clause for perpetuating
> beauty bias and containing lookist slur. I realize that Zen is old, but
> you can't argue that the word "ugly" is harmless, now that society
> condemns body shaming, and instead promotes body acceptance and self-love.
> One alternative to that clause I could think of is "Clean is better than
> dirty", but please do speak up if you have better ideas.
> I ask you to give this change serious consideration, even if it seems
> over-the-top to you now, because times change, and this will be of great
> help in the battle for the more tolerant and less judgemental society.
> I understand that this topic may seem controversial to some, so please be
> open-minded and take extra care to respect the PSF Code Of Conduct when
> Thank you!
> б═ - Sam
> Some references:
Nice trolling, go on! :-D
PS. But please can you configure your mail to send text, not HTML?
Oleg Broytman https://phdru.name/ phd at phdru.name
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