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Fredrik Carlö

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
— Abraham Lincoln

I am good at giving a damn.

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Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Fredrik Carlö replied to a comment by Carla Isidoro

    Sweden Has the Gender Neutral Pronoun Issue Figured Out, Why Can't We?  via magazine.good.is

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    Carla Isidoroabout 1 year ago

    What's the purpose of promoting neutrality? To avoid gender details, specificities and gender diferences? To create a non-gender society? Kids don't need that. Kids need to understand gender differences first in order to live with them in adulthood. This neutrality thing is an adult issue. Only a silly society avoids 'gendering' products, language, habits, etc. I find this scary.

    Fredrik Carlö10 months ago

    "I find this scary."

    I'm guessing that this is where you really take issue.

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  • Fredrik Carlö replied to a comment by Carla Isidoro

    Sweden Has the Gender Neutral Pronoun Issue Figured Out, Why Can't We?  via magazine.good.is

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    Carla Isidoroabout 1 year ago

    Biological differences and differences based on culture. They both exist and are a fact. I believe we should start making necessary changes by avoiding discriminatory language, and explaining kids (and adults) why that is necessary. Example: words like 'Man' are still used instead of 'Humanity' or 'civilization'. These words were created by men in times where women were considered second category citizens. Therefore these (and other) words don't include them, rather exclude them. I don't feel included in speeches saying 'We, the Man of planet Earth...'. And I'm quite positive the opposite would happen to men if the rule was using the word Women for all. One must be conscient about this.
    I believe promoting neutrality is not the right way. First because neutrality doesn't exist; second, because finding differences and facing them is the first step to make real and effective changes.
    That's my opinion.

    Fredrik Carlö10 months ago

    Individuals are different in so many ways, yet we don't need to label these differences in our daily lives in order to make real and effective changes (when needed). Nor do we need to teach small children to use these labels. So why is it so important when it comes to gender?

    There are both biological differences and differences based on culture/class concerning between white people and people of colour. Yet I strongly doubt that you think we should have skin colour-dependant pronouns, or divide childrens catalouges into different sections depending on the colour of the skin of the children. So why then gender?

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  • Fredrik Carlö replied to a comment by Carla Isidoro

    Sweden Has the Gender Neutral Pronoun Issue Figured Out, Why Can't We?  via magazine.good.is

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    Carla Isidoroabout 1 year ago

    Biological differences and differences based on culture. They both exist and are a fact. I believe we should start making necessary changes by avoiding discriminatory language, and explaining kids (and adults) why that is necessary. Example: words like 'Man' are still used instead of 'Humanity' or 'civilization'. These words were created by men in times where women were considered second category citizens. Therefore these (and other) words don't include them, rather exclude them. I don't feel included in speeches saying 'We, the Man of planet Earth...'. And I'm quite positive the opposite would happen to men if the rule was using the word Women for all. One must be conscient about this.
    I believe promoting neutrality is not the right way. First because neutrality doesn't exist; second, because finding differences and facing them is the first step to make real and effective changes.
    That's my opinion.

    Fredrik Carlö10 months ago

    Individuals are different in so many ways, yet we don't need to label these differences in our daily lives in order to make real and effective changes (when needed). Nor do we need to teach small children to use these labels. So why is it so important when it comes to gender?

    There are both biological differences and differences based on culture/class concerning between white people and people of colour. Yet I strongly doubt that you think we should have skin colour-dependant pronouns, or divide childrens catalouges into different sections depending on the colour of the skin of the children. So why then gender?

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