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🚫 Openly discriminating

These are words and word combinations that most people recognize as obvious curse words, or at least leave you grinding your teeth because you know they are very hurtful.

What does Witty highlight in the category "Openly discriminating"?

Examples here are the really bad terms like: slut, cripple, the N-word, ladyboy (I sincerely apologize for writing these words out. They are only here to make the explanation clear).

We don't think our users would ever write such words, but an analysis on inclusive language would not be complete if we did not mark these terms.

 

🚫 Ableist

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”?

Try to take the perspective of a person with disability:

It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as they are being labeled as “abnormal”. Prejudices are created or reinforced.

 



What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Anti-semitic

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a person of Jewish faith: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their religion. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces a prejudice against Jewish people. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Homophobe

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a homosexual person: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their sexual orientation. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces a prejudice against homosexuals. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Islamophobe

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a person of Islamic faith: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their religion. Publishing it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces a prejudice against Muslims. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Mysogynist

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a woman: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their gender. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces prejudices against women. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Racist

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a person of color or underrepresented race: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their race. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces prejudices against them. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Transphobic

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a trans person: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their gender identity. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces prejudices against trans people. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.

🚫 Xenophobic

Do you write this expression on purpose or as a “it’s just a joke”? Try to take the perspective of a person having another culture/nationality: It is extremely offending to them because it defames them as human beings due to their origins. Using it has consequences for the whole social group as it creates or reinforces prejudices against them. 

What can you do?
Never use this expression. The publication of this word may result in legal consequences.