Re: Code of Conduct: picking up
Brian Gupta <email@example.com> writes:
> I think you may be mistaking "Unix tradition"  for "Troll culture" ,
> but I'll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite authors, which
> may help put things in perspective.:
> I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough) yesterday
> which included the phrase “In these days of political correctness…”
> talking about no longer making jokes that denigrated people for
> their culture or for the colour of their skin. And I thought,
> “That’s not actually anything to do with ‘political
> correctness’. That’s just treating other people with respect.”
> Which made me oddly happy. I started imagining a world in which we
> replaced the phrase “politically correct” wherever we could with
> “treating other people with respect”, and it made me smile.
> You should try it. It’s peculiarly enlightening.
> I know what you’re thinking now. You’re thinking “Oh my god, that’s
> treating other people with respect gone mad!”
> - Neil Gaiman
This, so much.
Thank you for posting it.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>