Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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People-first vs. Identity-First Language

This article looks at the pros and cons of both methods.  The topic starts a lot of arguments.

Here's a basic rule of civility: don't tell other people how to talk.  Free speech is a right.  You decide what words you use, not what other people use.  We need that freedom, because feelings and experiences differ.  What fits you might not fit someone else.
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