s/history/hxrstory/

Pinterest Nepantlas
Aug 16 26 Comments

I’m considering submitting a change to our CI codebase to remove the sexist language (history) with more gender inclusive language (hxrstory). “History” is oppressive and we should seek to disrupt the rigid gender binarist approach this word tacitly supports. Recently we have made other changes to remove offensive language from our codebases like “master/slave”, “whitelist/blacklist” etc. Language matters and it’s our duty to combat oppression, be it ideological, institutional, interpersonal, or internalized.

I brought this issue up at lunch today and my white cisgender male coworker sneered at me very rudely. I started thinking and fear that if I open this diff I may be targeted by leadership; who clearly embodies the values of the cisheteropatriarchy. What should I do?

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  • New / Eng jdjjx
    Oh God. Stop. Put this energy towards something useful.
    Aug 16 0
  • Twitter
    Oomnj

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    It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
    Oomnjmore
    You don’t need to submit a diff. This is an urgent change. Just skip the queue and merge with master directly. Deal with fallout later.
    Aug 16 1
    • GoDaddy 730pwo
      Bias for action, love it 😂😂
      Aug 16
  • Twitter
    Oomnj

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    It’s all shitposts and jokes - get a sense of humor!
    Oomnjmore
    Lmao - you really do work at Pinterest
    Aug 16 0
  • GoDaddy 730pwo
    Aug 16 0
  • Homeaway atxhx
    Do you have brain damage?
    Aug 16 0
  • Amazon / IT Drendar
    You know society is fucked, when you struggle to tell the difference between a genuine position, and a parody of it. 🤣😂
    Aug 16 1
    • Have an upvote dear sir
      Aug 16
  • Microsoft sOAn41
    Cisheteropatriarchy haha. This poll needs a "we're tired of idealogues" option
    Aug 16 0
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    I never even realized “herstory” was made a word because feminazis were upset at the sight of “his” in any context
    Aug 16 0
  • Amazon y33tcode
    This post is great because in the beginning you are sure it's a troll, and by the end you think about the state of the world and realize that it is believable enough to keep you wondering, and on the edge of your seat. Kudos, OP, for your fine display. 🍿
    Aug 17 0
  • Netflix 😎😎
    Troll level: nuclear
    Aug 16 0
  • New / Eng
    TechLeed

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    TechLeedmore
    Just replace all references of his with hxr in all parts of code and text.
    Aug 16 3
    • Pinterest Nepantlas
      OP
      I already thought of that, but it would spell this as thxs.
      Aug 16
    • GoDaddy 730pwo
      What kind of fail find&replace are you doing? It should change this to thxr, not thxs 🙄 smh
      Aug 16
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      Submit a hotfix to rename the bigoted this variable
      Aug 16
  • Troll 🙄 if your goal is undermining the efforts to give women more opportunities then your life is just sad. I’m a woman and this is ridiculous.
    Aug 16 1
    • Flagged by the community.

  • Oath aeueonx
    Well here's the comment on your PR...

    you should make it s/history/hxxtory/g for equalities sake
    Aug 16 0
  • Intel Kitten420
    Concerning that a post like this could actually be interpreted as genuine in today's world.
    Aug 17 0
  • Twitter applet
    Troll 100%
    Aug 16 0
  • Facebook
    haul

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    haulmore
    >we
    Please don't assume 🐔 pronouns. 🐧 identify as birdkin, and 🐔 first person subjective plural pronoun is "🦉".
    Aug 16 0
  • New / R&D
    wizzzz 🧠

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    wizzzz 🧠more
    LOL!

    This is indeed a joke right? can't be too sure there days.
    Aug 16 0
  • Backcountry.com / Other
    xmxry13

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    beep ba da beep beep boop
    xmxry13more
    Perhaps focus on something that provides actual value instead?
    Sep 12 0
  • Cruise Automation bazel420
    Hahaha you are so funny you should do standup what a cool guy
    Aug 16 0
  • SAP 13371
    Create a search engine that proxies google and replace all un-PC words by PC ones.
    Aug 16 0

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