(emphasis added) This is the best summary of my reaction. Thank's Bryce. I did feel a bit as if I'd stepped on a landmine in my neighborhood and that's at least part of why I didn't go completely flamethrower or have a prepared treatise on why my opinion is right with studies. I tried to signal that with the mention of studying feminist material in college, without being too pedantic about it, that I've been familiar with the idea and on that side of things for over 20 years (I fully admit to become completely clueless and ignorant about such matters, and many others, until then). My specific objection is the words of the label (we're not arguing about the existence of the subject ). Others disagree. But I don't think there's room for much substantive clash at that point. I think it's over the line, others think it's not (or that there is no line). I might change my mind in time. You might change yours. There's a gap between "that term isn't effective" (I tried to imply "could be better" - that clearly didn't come through enough) and "don't you use that term" that I don't think I crossed, which also took me aback at the reactions. When I put down the browser last night, I was regretting saying anything. And then I get upset at that - I tend to have a strong negative reaction against the discouragement of speech in general. But now, I think we're all ok. And I think Bryce's critique of my posts if fair. We cool?