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it seemed clear to me that the original joke was against feminists

  1. Do all feminists make that mistake about gender-specific terminology?

    Obviously not.

  2. Have some non-feminists -- civil government and corporate Public Relations bods with no particular feminist sympathies or antagonism - ever been guilty of trying to 'gender-wash' their public communications for the (mostly undue) fear of antagonising 50% of the voting public.

    I'm sure a well-crafted search could turn up numerous examples.

  3. Have some people, purporting to be 'feminist', so completely misunderstood the issues around gender specificity in everyday language that they do the movement a disservice by rendering the real issue 'faintly ludicrous' by their misapplications.

    You bet your sweet bippy.

Three possible targets; one can't be, the other two could.

The rest of your post is so ambiguous that I cannot decide which posts you are targeting as trollism; and which you are 'supporting'; but either way, over-simplified, and ill-thought through 'conclusions' are what started this mess in the first place.


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Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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In reply to Re^10: How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl? by BrowserUk
in thread How many man-hours would you estimate you have invested in learning Perl? by punch_card_don

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