othering

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othering is the artificial dichotomy framing of two sets of people as "us" vs "them", something we should try to avoid or at least minimize on the indieweb per our principles (in particular plurality) and code-of-conduct.

A literal (theoretical? screenshots needed) example of this is when a site's profile editing UI has a gender menu with three options like "male/female/other", instead of a free text field, literally "other"ing anyone with a non-binary gender.

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