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Linguistics Why You're Offensive & Don't Know It

Discussion in 'Social Sciences & Humanities' started by Bite Size Vegan, Feb 15, 2016.

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  1. Bite Size Vegan

    Bite Size Vegan Vegan Fruit-Ninja

    What violent and offensive things are you saying every day without knowing it? With all the "Politically Correct" terminology out there, one group remains regularly slandered, victimized and devalued in our everyday speech. This video looks into the linguistic oversights we all take for granted. Words are powerful, and how we talk about things and each other greatly affects our perception.
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  2. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    I think I steer clear of most of these terms, probably instinctually ... Except I do say "pig-like" (well, the equivalent term in Norwegian) about something or someone being dirty / unclean / unsanitary. I need a good replacement for that term.
  3. Spang

    Spang Foot Fetisher

    I still refer to cops as pigs.
  4. Steering clear, IS ?!? [emoji33]

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  5. Naturebound

    Naturebound World Class Member

    I first became very self aware of my use of animal terms in a derogatory way when I read the book "
    The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory" by Carol Adams. I still find myself doing it but far less frequently than I used to. It is just so ingrained in the culture I have lived in all my life that it still comes automatically. Unlearning takes a long long time.
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  6. Bite Size Vegan

    Bite Size Vegan Vegan Fruit-Ninja

    I read that in college ;D Lots to think about