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Defasher wrote (edited )

Was a good example of that the other day.

A newcomer was talking about their experiences being homeless.

Someone chimes in to tell them not to use the word 'homeless' because it's offensive, and to say 'houseless' instead.

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Toxic idpol like that should be against the ToS imo. Just makes people want nothing to do with us.

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happy wrote

Are you talking about my response to infinity's post? I didnt realize promoting positive language changes is toxic idpol.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

Pretty toxic telling a homeless person they're not homeless and to use a different word.

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happy wrote

My post was in response to a discussion where infinity was explaining how they view homelessness to be less ethical than veganism. It was not meant to be in response to their own personal experience with homelessness. I apologize if my post came off as toxic, that was not my intention.

FWIW I am homeless too and I think the term is bogged down with negative connotations where the homeless are substandard to those that are housed.