Is that something you're still interested in exploring - ethical/political issues in DW's text & implied world - and if so, is this a good place for it?
-- as you are certainly somebody who cares deeply about both language and justice, can invite you to think about the politics of the term "hissy fit"? Since an irrational outburst of great emotion is already a "fit", what work is "hissy" doing here? Who comes to mind when we use the term -- a pro ballerina or a pro NFL player? If we use the term to describe the latter's emotional outburst, how are we inviting the listener to regard that outburst? Compare calling an altercation between two women a "fight" or a "catfight", in terms of how seriously it's suggested we take the substance of their disagreement. When we disparage people's behavior in a certain way, do the kinds of similar disparagement they're likely to face otherwise in their lives obtain, morally?
Also: thanks for being the ur-source of all this stuff I'm into right now!
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