I’m going to make this quick and perfectly clear — if you find it your calling to come on this site and begin policing it for language you find insensitive, or callous, and feel even further compelled by some messaging of the cosmos to “point out” how you “feel” about the use of language here — by attempting to shame the author — then you have stumbled on the wrong fire.
That kind of thinking is philosophically bereft and beneath the dignity of what we have built. It is an attempt at forcing writers into self-censorship, or to toe a particular line.
And that’s some tow-headed bullshit.
So, if your feelings are hurt, take your grievance to your local drum circle, or maybe make up a sing-song about it while you are burning down a hamburger joint, throwing bricks at cops, and/or stealing televisions. But attempts to shame authors or to import tribunal thinking into these pages will not be tolerated.