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    Quote Originally Posted by ronburgundy View Post
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    Note that those examples are talking to a general audience and not addressing any specific person. If you were talking specifically to an individual who couldn't walk and you said "When you walk to the store...?" or "Do you like to go jogging?" it would come off as highly awkward at best. Most of the gendered language issues are around talking to individuals and assuming either their gender and/or only allowing for a binary option. In addition, those types of examples where speech assumes a physical ability come up in conversation about 1/millionth of the time that gender assumptions come up in conversation.
    Um, no not really. Here's an example, the term Latinx.
    Except there you don't have to make any decision or know anything about the audience, you're just using a gender neutral term as the default, instead of default term that is needlessly gendered to being with. In fact, in 99% of situations it saves you from have to say "Latinos Y Lantinas".

    Only a fragile snowflake who always needs to be a sexist bigot would give a flying fuck about replacing the masculine default of latino with a neutral default of latinX, especially since nearly everyone complaining doesn't know Spanish in the first place (or any foreign language).
    LOL!

    https://thinknowtweets.medium.com/pr...x-63229adebcea

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeave View Post
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    Except there you don't have to make any decision or know anything about the audience, you're just using a gender neutral term as the default, instead of default term that is needlessly gendered to being with. In fact, in 99% of situations it saves you from have to say "Latinos Y Lantinas".

    Only a fragile snowflake who always needs to be a sexist bigot would give a flying fuck about replacing the masculine default of latino with a neutral default of latinX, especially since nearly everyone complaining doesn't know Spanish in the first place (or any foreign language).
    LOL!

    https://thinknowtweets.medium.com/pr...x-63229adebcea
    It takes a special kind of illiterate to think that contradicts anything I said. Whether people click a LatinX box on a survey over Latino or Latina options (which is all your cite examined), has absolutely nothing to do with whether general references to LatinX people would logically cover all Latin people. Does the fact that few people would select "they" as their personal pronoun mean that you can never use "they" in speech to refer to people in general and must always refer to "men and women", otherwise no one will know your referring to people?

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