Llei de Möller

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page is a translated version of the page Möller's Law and the translation is 0% complete.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4c4.svg (català) Açò és un assaig. Expressa les opinions i idees d'alguns usuaris de Wikimedia o del Meta-Wiki però pot ser que no tingui un ampli suport. Això no és una política del Meta-Wiki, però pot ser política o guia d'estil en algun altre projecte Wikimedia. Sentiu-vos lliures d'actualitzar aquesta pàgina quan faci falta o utilitzeu la pàgina de discussió per a proposar-hi canvis d'importància.
Translate
Other languages:
Bahasa Melayu • ‎English • ‎Esperanto • ‎català • ‎dansk • ‎español • ‎français • ‎italiano • ‎português do Brasil • ‎shqip • ‎русский • ‎العربية • ‎مصرى • ‎پښتو • ‎हिन्दी • ‎中文

Möller's law is an internet adage that deals with issues of conversations on gender and language. The text of the law is as follows:

As a gender discussion continues, the probability that an appeal for the use of Spivak pronouns will occur approaches one. At such a point, the discussion is forfeited and must cease on the spot.

Spivak pronouns (and sie and hir as well) are seen by some as a sort of straw man for gender and language discussions. Since they are such highly contentious constructions, bringing them into the argument is considered a faux pas unless the discussion originally intended to discuss gender pronouns in language.

The law was coined July 18, 2003, on the WikiEN-l mailing list, following this thread. Its name was taken from Erik Möller. It's commonly spelled either Möller or Moeller; on the other hand, Moller's law is a misspelling used on the mailing list. Compare Godwin's Law, which this is designed to be analogous towards.