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Anonymous said 1 week ago

no more midgets

it is now called Intermediate

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    So midget boys would become junior, and junior would become intermediate?

    Why not just change midget to bantam or something along those lines?

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    The purpose is to stop using the "M" word

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "So midget boys would become junior, and junior would become intermediate?

    Why not just change midget to bantam or something along those lines?"


    Poultry's rights.

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    LOL said 1 week ago

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    "The purpose is to stop using the "M" word"


    So what happens when senior citizens start to become offended by the word senior. do we have to find a new word for that division as well?

    My god society is pathetic these days.

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    Andrew Jones said 1 week ago

    So what happens when senior citizens start to become offended by the word senior. do we have to find a new word for that division as well?

    My god society is pathetic these days.


    I think it's a good point that it's hard to please all the people all the time as regards language, but I think we do have to try our best.

    As for "senior" it has been used predominantly as a positive word signifying experience and accomplishment. Not at all akin to the historical use of the word "midget", where persons of small physical stature were compared to insects.

    My suggestion for taxonomies in sport is to keep it neutral by using letters or numbers, e.g., Level 1, Class A.

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    Back in my day said 1 week ago

    Quoting: LOL
    "So what happens when senior citizens start to become offended by the word senior. do we have to find a new word for that division as well?

    My god society is pathetic these days."


    Given a choice between a society that is "too PC" and one that is insensitive, I'll take the one where thoughtful consideration of how words and phrases can cause harm to someone occurs

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Andrew Jones
    "So what happens when senior citizens start to become offended by the word senior. do we have to find a new word for that division as well?

    My god society is pathetic these days.


    I think it's a good point that it's hard to please all the people all the time as regards language, but I think we do have to try our best.

    As for "senior" it has been used predominantly as a positive word signifying experience and accomplishment. Not at all akin to the historical use of the word "midget", where persons of small physical stature were compared to insects.

    My suggestion for taxonomies in sport is to keep it neutral by using letters or numbers, e.g., Level 1, Class A."


    Would you also favor going gender neutral and letting people compete in whatever gender they associate themselves with?

    All kidding aside, people under 5' are medically considered midgets.

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    Andrew Jones said 1 week ago

    All kidding aside, people under 5' are medically considered midgets.

    I think you're confusing the term with "dwarfism", of which there are many types. Looking at the etymology of "dwarf" it seems various cultural antecedents seem to exist, and with primarily negative associations. I'm not sure if the medical community is considering a rename here, but I'm sure terminology consideration is always on the table.

    I thought this thread comment was well said:

    I'll take the (society)where thoughtful consideration of how words and phrases can cause harm to someone occurs

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Definition of midget
    1
    : something (as an animal) much smaller than usual
    2
    sometimes offensive : a very small person and especially one of unusually small size
    3
    : a front-engine, single-seat, open-wheel racing car smaller and of less engine displacement than standard cars of the type

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