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Lindsey is trying to promote an inclusive and safe environment by removing derogatory comments. The word was removed, which was the ideal outcome. We understand that non-native English speakers may not recognize the negative implications of the word "obesity", and appreciate cooperation in editing the choice of words.

That being said, the Dev Community should be a place void of criticism, shaming, hateful speech, etc. This fell, although it may have been unintentional, underneath that umbrella. Thus, I applaud Lindsey for speaking up.

There is no need for you to be pejorative.

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Hey, if words like "obesity" really offend you, I feel sorry to be you.


Have you ever seen obesity used in a positive connotation? I doubt it. I won't waste my energy arguing with someone who isn't trying to take this as a learning or growth opportunity. Does it offend me personally? No. Could it offend others? Yes. That's what's important.

Instead of being defensive, maybe try and see it from someone else's point of view.

And I don't feel sorry to be me, because I am fostering an inclusive environment instead of berating someone for speaking out against derogatory diction.

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