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Dec. 29th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: definitions?
Thats not quite what I am saying, anyhow.

I'm saying that I think the terms being used are problematic to create the type of open discourse they are trying to engender, and this discussion is an example of that.

But I'm also saying, rather than take THAT so seriously that we both waste an afternoon arguing about it on the Internet, maybe we could all use to not take ourselves so seriously. And if that offends you, well I guess you can chalk it up to whatever form of privilege you like. But just consider for a moment that writing me or anyone off with that takes away from an actual encounter with a complete person who happens to have beliefs slightly different from your own. I think the term is problematic; if you want to write me off with it you've just proven my point. (Which is what in meant by "this is exactly what I meant.")

There's a rule about arguing on the Internet. I'm going to try to follow that so we don't both sign up for the special olympics. I'm just procrastinating from working on a scene in this boon that's been giving me trouble anyhow. ;)

Dec. 29th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: definitions?
I'd be happy to use other terms, but I have found over time that it usually is just another form of the tone argument.

Willingness to discuss usually surmounts issues of terminology, IME.

Best of luck with the scene.