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Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:13:33 -0500
Message-ID: <4ACE55FD.5010009@burningbird.net>
To: James Graham <james@hoppipolla.co.uk>
CC: www-archive@w3.org
James Graham wrote:
>> 1) Calling a participant "shrill" invokes gender stereotypes in a way  
>> that is completely inappropriate.
>>     
>
> Since this is a word that I used on irc, I feel I should respond.
>
> I did not imagine that my choice of words would invoke any form of
> gender stereotyping. I don't know if this is because of my own naivety
> or some cultural difference in the use of language. In any case it seems
> that I was mistaken. In light of this, I apologise for any offense that
> I have caused to Shelley or anyone else.
>
>   
Thank you for the apology.

I understand about cultural differences. Wordnik has good coverage on 
the use of shrill when referring to another person's communication.

http://www.wordnik.com/words/shrill

Just as an FYI in the future.

Shelley
Received on Thursday, 8 October 2009 21:14:13 GMT

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