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Remove use of somewhat-charged word #1018

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lazyatom commented Oct 14, 2013

Consider using a word like 'fun', 'engaging' or 'intriguing'.

Remove use of somewhat-charged word
Consider using a word like 'fun', 'engaging' or 'intriguing'.

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zachinglis commented Oct 14, 2013

I'm confused by this. Is sexy not a gender agnostic term?

Is this just not removing content character for the sake of it?


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JohnONolan commented Oct 14, 2013

We not trying to please everybody, we have our own personality.

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jmarca commented May 30, 2014

I strongly suggest you reconsider this. In the standard American English I grew up with, sexy really implies sex first, and is generally applied to women in slinky attire.

Apparently I'm not the only one who feels this way.

It is great that you have your own personality, but you're just insulting and sexist if you don't remove inappropriate language.


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elyseholladay commented Sep 4, 2014

I'd like you to reconsider this issue. I'm setting up a blog for my grandfather on Ghost Pro, because I think it's a super nice CMS and easy for him to use—he's 83. But he's very conservative, and even though this is a tiny thing, I think it's both unncessary and potentially offensive, and not just to women. I'm not necessarily offended by it, but it did catch me off guard. "A sexy logo" made me think of something sexual which is, like @jmarca said, implies sex first and generally is related to women. Having personality is one thing; doing it by being (potentially or implied) sexist—or just plain not-related to tech or blogging—is not worth it.


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lazyatom commented Sep 4, 2014

In retrospect, I think my original, terse commit and pull request comment didn't do much to encourage adoption of this change; if that's the case, I genuinely apologise.

I definitely support personality in software; I just think it's possible to express personality in a way that's less likely to trigger offence or pause, without any real sacrifice to that personality.

@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre referenced this pull request Nov 5, 2015


sexy-bash-prompt #107

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