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Author steven.daprano
Recipients ammar2, larry, skrah, steven.daprano, terry.reedy, vstinner, xtreak
Date 2018-09-08.01:04:13
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I strongly disagree with this as a general principle.

"Master/slave" is a powerful, obvious metaphor which works well and is not the same as parent/child, server/client or employer/worker.

In fact, in the BDSM subcultures, "master/slave" can have *positive* connotations. You want to support diversity, then why are you discriminating against that subculture?

Talking about diversity: my wife is of a nationality that historically were often stolen to be slaves and indentured servants, and were discriminated against as second-class people right well into the second half the middle of the 20th century. My maternal family comes from a racial group (Slavic) which gives us the English word for slave and come from serf background. Both of us are angered by this attack on our linguistic culture. Stop trying to sanitize and infantalize language. That's far more offensive than the master/slave terminology.

I'm not sorry for this impassioned plea. You want diversity, that includes people like me.
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