On 22 September 2015 at 21:22, David Steele <da...@pgmasters.net> wrote:

> I think conversations like this are a part of why we have trouble
> attracting new contributors (of any gender) to the community.

​It's very clear that my use of the word (which I shan't make the mistake
of repeating!) is not acceptable to many on this list. I ​apologise
unreservedly to anyone I have unintentionally offended by the use of this
word, I shall not do so again; I would only say in my defence that I was
not intending to characterise all feminists in that way, rather to
distinguish the sort of feminists to whom the fact that a text refers to
"man"​ or "he" is offensive from the sort of feminists who I admire and
respect - those who fight for real equality, who use intelligent argument
and who have affected real change for good in my lifetime.

I can clearly see that my use of language has, ironically enough,
invalidated my argument somewhat. I have said my last on the subject​.


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