a reply to: sarra1833
The problem is labels are necessary to human communication.
Try going a day without using a label.
Lets just take a small example.
Lets say I am making a point about everyone who likes trump on ats for some reason.
I may say "DO all of you trump supporters agree with his strike on syria?"
Now that is a label, and in this context I do not mean offense by the label trump supporter.
However, just in our releatively small community on ats, if I avoid the label trump supporter, I would have do say "Grambler, xuenchen, bob, steve,
sara lindsey, carl," and on and on.
It would make conversation impossible.
Now if I am using the label in a derogatory manner, it can be a problem.
But again, so,ething being deragatroy or negative is totally subjective.
I can use socialists and people could take that as an insult, or a great compliment.
SO i agree iwth you often times labels are not very precise, and lead to confusion and sometimes hurt feelings rather intended or not.
But the alternative of not using labels is impossible.