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  •  Yes, I find them equally bad for a public forum (1+ / 0-)
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    PaintyKat

    like dKos. We can argue without resorting to offensive gutter language like this.

    And, yes, people are being demeaning when they use these terms.

    The truth doesn't need a noise machine. It just needs people who will stand up for it.

    •  Saying the language is too coarse is one thing. (1+ / 0-)
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      I agree that bad language doesn't add to the quality of the discussion. Troll rating someone and falsely alleging misogyny, however, is out of line.

      The truth doesn't need a noise machine. It just needs people who will stand up for it.

      by expatjourno on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 05:32:52 AM PDT

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      •  I reject your analysis. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        •  And it is a well establish tabu here at dkos (2+ / 0-)
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          to avoid those terms and trollrating is standard procedure.  Looks like some folks want to take advantage of the reduced size of the population to enforce their own rules but they won't hunt.

          Bitch, pussie, and cunt are unsuitable for usage at dkos because they are sexist and reflect badly on the female population here.  We have had some rocky times in this particular area and don't wish to revisit those troubled times.

          It really isn't difficult to make some adjustments in language usage in a public forum out of respect for others.  That is the price we pay for being members of any group or society.

          Peace,
          PaintyKat

          WWYTR? Voting, contributing, supporting, and electing Democrats

          by PaintyKat on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 01:48:19 PM PDT

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    •  Perhaps you need desensitization via poignant (1+ / 0-)
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      political observations and social discourse.  I prescribe thrice weekly dosings of RudePundit!    Don't be a pussy now, steel yourself and try it out!  ;-D

      The meek shall inherit the earth.... six feet under!! Liberals and progressives, stop being meek!

      by FightTheFuture on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 06:17:36 AM PDT

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      •  Have you heard of Marcuse's respressive (1+ / 0-)
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        desublimation? Well, I think you've got it.

        •  In any endevour, degradation to the base, the (0+ / 0-)

          "lowest common denominator" is always a concern.  I do not see that occurring here even if crude speech is employed.  

          What I see is passion, concern, frustration, and simple, pure, human emotion to set aright that which has been felled; our country and its ideals!  These emotions based on the issues before us is what will create the power to solve these problems.  Erudite discourse alone is not enough, it never will be; although it has its place (design vs build).  The reason is realty is moved by the the masses, and not everyone is a long thinking college educated strategist immersed in the gerbil wheel of details!

          So, emotional, simple, language is the language of people; people are what makes democracy; so... use what works to make democracy work!  The right wing understands this very well, and that is a good reason why they have been able to advance their agenda even against the desires and best interests of the people involved!  they appeals to the emotions even if falsely.

          Hence, you may not like the poster's use of "pussies" to chastise the timid here and you may not employ it yourself.  That is certainly fine; it is your personal choice.  However, to take the action and troll rate the poster on this was simply wrong!  Your reason, "TR for misogynistic term", is muddled at best.

          The meek shall inherit the earth.... six feet under!! Liberals and progressives, stop being meek!

          by FightTheFuture on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 03:56:55 PM PDT

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