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Is classism against talk rules?

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buffalogrumble Wed 06-Jul-16 22:22:24

For example, using the word chav or chavvy in a perjorative sense, dismissing others' opinions on the basis of their social class or making negative generalisations about others on a class basis?

I don't want this to be a TAAT (how very dare I on the site stuff topic) but my post was prompted by a thread this evening, and I've wondered about it before, too.

fastdaytears Wed 06-Jul-16 22:24:26

It really should be. Especially chav but the more general pejorative discussions of class issue too.

DonkeyOaty Wed 06-Jul-16 22:24:35

might well come under umbrella of being a GF

I don't like chav and usually challenge it but tonight, seriously cba so was dreadfully rude instead


DramaAlpaca Wed 06-Jul-16 22:29:58

I agree with you OP. I've called people out for using the word chav on other threads. It's a nasty term IMO.

I've reported that thread this evening for being deliberately goady. It's still there though.

DramaAlpaca Wed 06-Jul-16 22:30:39

No it's not - it's gone now.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lljkk Wed 06-Jul-16 23:34:32

If classism is against the rules, then where does that put all the MN posts that are "anti-elites" or "anti-establishment"? I'm pretty sure that anyone who can claim to be an expert in anything is part of the "elite" that gets ranted against.

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