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Re: A pedant writes

Thanks, writing pedant, for making the point I tried to raise the other day on a related thread: "Okay, so let's say that I have decided that my preferred pronoun is "fuckwit", or "pussy-magnet" or "slave" - does your argument still apply?" Treating self-chosen pronouns as definitive gives huge amounts of power to make someone use terms that person may find offensive.

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