It's the thing that gets me with the support for RMS, You can point at this, and Bradley's and Matthew's posts and some folks will see it as a corporate conspiracy leading a mob. Rather than wonder if the environment drove people elsewhere. Nearly a week later and I'm still stunned at it happening and the way it was handled. If the FSF can't change then we need to move on.
I think Stallman's behaviour can be characterized as misogyny, that's not excessive
When women publish reports about you, write on twitter they stayed away because of you, and you insist for 20 years, that means you don't give a damn what a category of people is saying
And that category of people is women
So no, sorry, social awkwardness doesn't cut it, here
there's not intent only. There are effects too
I didn't read about ableism because I have enough of this
As for transphobia, sorry but that's not just a preference about linguistic issues
If you insist on a solution that no one else will adopt, when the rest of the world has settled on they/them, you are transphobic
Posting about trans right is free, especially for a person like him
Doing something is not free and he wasn't ready to do something
So, no, sorry. He was transphobic
the solution for not misgendering people should be one only
using several different ways of using gender neutral pronouns will make the whole thing unusable, impractical, in many cases a joke for the amusememnt of many morons who refer to him as an example.
it's a substantial sabotage of the effort
your linguistic preferences are not ore important of the actual well being of people
when the world has settled on they/them, your insistence for something else that nobody will use is an excuse for not using they/them and thus misgendering people
and you'll give the excuse to the hoardes of morons who will refer to you as an example
it's not a matter of linguistic style
it's a substantial issue
it's not that hard
@AbbieNormal @acuteanniemay @onepict @brainwane @cwebber To put it simply, when someone says "please refer to me this way" and your response is "nah, I'll keep referring to you the way I think is best", you're disrespecting them. If I tell you to call me Be, and you insist on calling me Cthulhu, that's not harmless, that's being disrespectful.
oh and by the way it's not an original argument
I've run into this argument before
"so the nazifeminist and the integralists of the political correcteness want to take our lives away !!"
That's shameful, to say at least
what's so brutal in sticking to they/them ?
I'll tell you: nothing at all
if there's any freeedom at stake here it's not Richard Stallman's neither yours
To me where the abuse comes in, is that he said to at least one individual that he would not respect their partners pronouns. Folk have been talking to RMS behind the scenes for years. He's unwilling to change because of that arrogance. It also sends a message that his opinion matters over everyone else's. FLOSS to me is about collaboration and that includes listening to others and respecting their opinions and identity. Leaders need to be able to do that.
Well yes, it's been serious for a long time. Not just teachers, but pupils assaulting other pupils. In front of other pupils, it's an expression of power over someone else.
But the culture just handwaves the behaviour as boys will be boys. Just think about the type of person who does that and realise that some are adults now and have been for several decades.
@AbbieNormal @cwebber @acuteanniemay @brainwane
While working at a school i had it the other way, kids shouting things like "fu**ing gayboy (multiple times, ) I was fobbed off 2with kids will be kids" and on another occasiion "Caretakers are fu**ing wan**ers" at me (or the caretaker I was with at the time), the latter resulted in said child being given suspension for a week, aka a week off school when told I said that is what he wants, so he won in some sense.
The problem is huge and has been getting worse
It is no wonder that people don't bother reporting stuff,
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