[LMB] Language drift on Barrayar

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Aug 6 20:20:11 BST 2019



> On Aug 6, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Beatrice Otter <beatrice_otter at zoho.com> wrote:
> 
> Beatrice Otter
> I would think it would be the opposite, actually.  Because if it's something you can absolutely no argument choose, then you are CHOOSING to be $thing, whatever $thing is disfavored.  I would think there would be pressure to change whatever it was in you that society didn't like, whether that was skin or hair or sexuality or whatever.  Someone is choosing to be [fill in the blank], therefore they are choosing to do/be a bad thing, therefore it is Right and Proper and Just to treat them like hell because they are not conforming.


Nowadays we can choose different clothing styles without showing that we don’t belong to the elite class.  And it’s more accepted.


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