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If they don't want the title I'll take it.

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All words ending with "-er" are now associated with the male cis gender and needs to be abolished.
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Quiet slave.
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My gosh people will do anything to do nothing about a real issue huh?
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I thought they were talking about degrees or frats with that title. While I don't mind them changing it to something that makes more sense I hate the reason why they are doing it. If your offered by slavery fuck you! Its part of humanities past stop getting offended and go stop slavery in countries that still allow it.
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kinga750 wrote:

It's not censorship. Nobody is suggesting that the title "master" should be disallowed or made illegal, even at Harvard. If people want to keep using the term "master" nobody will stop them. This is one private organization's decision to change an archaic job title. It is a very small and minor issue.

The obsession these days is not with political correctness. It is with outrage. Everyone wants to be outraged and tell you all about it, all the time.

You see it with the so called "social justice warriors" who whine about anything remotely controversial.

And you see it with the anti-PC brigade who respond with "the country is fucked!", "censorship is destroying everything!", "what has the world come to?", "kids these days are hopeless", "everyone is too soft". Blah blah blah. All that melodramatic bullshit sounds the same to me.


Its social censorship. People are suggesting "you can't use that word". That is exactly what happened here. Not making it illegal, but effectively removing it from a part of our lexicon. This is not a "private organization's decision" so much as it is a private organization's use of words being restricted by the pressure of a radical minority.

However, I think you are stretching the extent of this "outrage" a little to far. I don't really think anybody in this thread is outraged. A little miffed maybe, but not outrage. Your reaction to it seems to be the most extreme of all ironically...
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Typical 2016 nonsense.

Master? ! How dare you call yourself master. US black people hate that name because of you white people. Unfuckin real man. You know what I'm not surprised anymore, just let them change everything so they won't have anything to Bitch about, and when they don't have anything to Bitch about, I really want to see what excuse they will come up with. People have nothing better to do in 2016? How about doing something that's actually going to matter, oh I forgot, if it isn't about race it's not relevant anymore. I think they want to actually push racism more so they can continue to Bitch about it; that's what I really think.

Just a typical future to look forward to, not solving a dam thing about racism, only fueling it more and more so we are drowned in our own infliction.
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Its Professor for you!
and Dr. for them!
while master is just BS!

But now you gotta say one of these Senior, Commander, chief, king... your welcome *power to the player*
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See this? This is called "tradition". You know what we're gonna do with it? Flush it down the toilet because of SJW's! Bye bye traditions!
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Social justice warriors will save you all
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Faculty Dean-bating is what the kids call it now?

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I can't f̶a̶p̶ clap to this.



But seriously, their crazy.
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xxJing wrote:

I wouldn't mind it if the word Master was replaced with the word Boss... I like Boss better. It's the capitalist version of Master. And it doesn't just imply superiority, it exclaims it.



Ohh, no, THEN we would be up to our eyeballs in equally race-paranoid Eddie "Rochester" Anderson jokes from people who pretend to remember the old Jack Benny series!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LItvNnwOk4

(And Rochester got most of the straw-man-burning of "Subservient black domestic" attack on old 50's TV reruns just for addressing his employer with the B-word, even though he was a sharp, killer-timing hoot on the old radio show.)
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Ban Bossy^
BB becoming BS
#BBBS
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Posted 2/29/16

Nogara-san wrote:

You know, most people probably don't associate 'master' with slavery right off the bat nowadays....I mean, there's the sexual meaning...and what about 'master's degree?' Next thing you know they be changing that shit.


I agree. The first thing that came to my mind was Master Degrees. Then it was something sexual. I really hope they don't get rid of the word Master for the degree. That has been around for so long it has meaning.
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