[Ads-l] Latinx

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 17 17:15:26 EDT 2020


The topic of this conversation was the general use of Latinx, not one that
applies only to those of non-binary gender.

You comment about a popular vote was a clear preference for making the
majority of people swallow it, since their opinion doesn't matter to you.

BTW, opinions about the aesthetics of a term are always legitimate, since
they are opinions about aesthetics.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020, 4:44 PM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 12:14 PM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > You wrote:
> >
> > "It seems to work fine for those who find the term useful, at least for
> the
> > time being."
> >
> > You clearly think you have the right to tell an entire ethnic group what
> > they should be called. That is as colonial as you can get!
> >
>
> I clearly don't think such a thing at all!
>
> I do think that the people FROM both the ethnic group and involved in
> conversations about gender-neutral language, who have chosen the term,
> don't need me, an outsider, sneering at them.
>
> Have we really adopted the little rhetorical trick that says that, if you
> are "attacked" (really, get criticized) just turn it around and throw the
> exact same reproach back at your "attacker"? Truly up is down and down is
> up these days.
>
> Chris
>
> >
> >
>
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