[Python-ideas] Retire or reword the "Beautiful is better than ugly" Zen clause

Oleg Broytman 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
>    replying.
>    Thank you!
>    б═ - Sam
>    Some references:
>    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Lookism
>    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookism

   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
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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