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May 2008
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Terminology

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]catvincent)

A small point, but one that keeps tripping me up...

I've noticed a term being used for Dominionists in some posts - 'doms'.
The problem with this is the term already has a quite different meaning - that of Dominant in the BDSM community. Since the group takes pains to avoid insult and show respect to all members (and I know that several DC members are part of that community), I think it would be a good idea to find an alternative term.

My suggestion - 'Dominos'. Apt since they are small, dark, straight-edged and we hope to topple them...

If someone can come up with a better word, that would be fine.
(I'm fine with 'Dommies' instead, for example.)

Disclaimer - yes, I do happen to be a Dominant. I have a problem with the word being used to describe people whose attitude to others' rights, sexual and otherwise, is pretty much the opposite of 'safe, sane and consensual'. It's about as annoying to me as I imagine calling Dominionists 'Christians' is to those of that faith... and yes, I *do* consider BDSM as part of my spiritual practice!




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