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[OT] master/slave debate in Python


Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com>:

> The terminology should be changed because it's offensive, full stop.
> It may be normalized to many who are accustomed to it, but that
> doesn't make it any less offensive.
>
> Imagine if the terminology were instead "dominant / submissive".
> Without meaning to assume too much, might the cultural context
> surrounding those terms make you feel uncomfortable when using them?
> Would you desire for something else to be used in their place? Well,
> there are plenty of people who feel exactly that way about "master /
> slave".

I'm not a great fan of word taboos.

In particular, you can't ban a word just because someone gets offended
by it.

> Honestly, it's absurd that this is even a debate. Let's just make the
> change and get it over with.

I agree that this debate sounds absurd, satirical even.


Marko