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GamingThread Using "boys" to speak to everyone really needs to stop, and this is why.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Condescending and antagonistic rhetoric over a series of posts
Only when op decides it does. They are fine with "guys" another member might not be but this thread sets a status quo where boys is bad but guys is fine until guys isn't fine it's a continual revision of terms that all ultimately mean "group". Guys isn't a gender neutral term entirely but OP isn't offended by it so it's a pick and choose when to be offended scenario and I don't understand why am entire forum should bend to the whim because a few members at one moment decide to ban a word.Lol drop the faux outrage. It's silly. People are absolutely deciding to be offended, You know what 99.9% of people do when they see shit they don't like online? They scroll and ignore, except in circumstances like this. OP is fine with guys. Guys is a gendered term and has a gender opposite "gals". Similarly everyone suggesting Folks doesn't work because it's common in parts of the UK to only call parents "folks" so unless your a parent you are equally as excluded and have the potential to be offended. It's fucking OBVIOUS from the usage of the term that "boys" is intended to be group inclusive or should we just stop talking about genders entirely? Lets ban any gendered words from the entire dictionary. Oh and if your native language has any gendered words at all you have to stop speaking it.Strange because I know plenty of women who are absolutely fine with it