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Articles with gender in the title tend to get complaints. If it has women, men, boy, girl, male or female in the title, there is almost always a comment complaining to that fact.

I think it would improve the comment environment if HN had a title policy against using gender in it unless the article is clearly focused on it and has something new to contribute on the topic of gender. A lot of article titles would benefit by simply removing it.




If you can't get over a word being used in the title then how can you be expected to grasp the content? Child-proofing the internet is absurd


Or, ya' know, you just move past it like a normal person and comment on the actual content.


> I think it would improve the comment environment if HN had a title policy against using gender in it

Then dang and co will end up writing articles like this one: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19971454


Ignoring gender and gender dynamics on social media will not solve the issue in real life, it will just further the perception that social media is disconnected from reality. In my opinion, it would do more harm than good.




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