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Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Hello everyone! How are you all going?

 

So.. we decided to reschedule our live GR this month for the 19th (this Friday) so we'd have more time to prepare. Sorry about that- we appreciate your understanding! Smiley Happy

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This Friday we'll be chatting about everything 'labels'. But what do we mean by 'labels'? Well that's part of the reason we're discussing them, to figure out what the heck they are!

 

But I think, well, labels can be both good and bad. I think labels are tools used to communicate that something or someone belongs to a group or a category. E.g. They can be a useful way of describing that you belong to a group of people. Or they might be something that is often forced on you by others Smiley Sad

 

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According to the dictionary definition, a label is "a word or a phrase that is used to describe the characteristics or qualities of people, activities, or things, often in a way that is unfair"

 

Well, true, labeling can be unfair, someone might label themself as 'useless' for example, and that wouldn't be a very helpful label, because all it would do is make them feel bad about themselves.

 

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BUT many people find that discovering a label that suits them is a great thing, like they finally fit into a group. Or for some it might be about the label of a diagnosis that finally gets them the help they need. Many feelings can come from labels, and those feelings can change with time. And so can labels. Labels aren't permanent! Some people find labels very confusing, and might prefer not to use them for themselves, and that's totally okay!

 

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So I think labels can be good and bad, and they should be encouraged when people find them helpful and positive, but also finding a label shouldn't be a process that is forced on everyone. It's more just an option that's out there if you want!

 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas and experiences with labels in Friday's discussion! I hope to see you there Smiley Happy Heart

 

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Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Can't wait for this GR! I'd love to hear everyone's insights. Smiley Happy

Tagging some new builders who might be interested in this discussion:
@noah_g @jammanu @amy_jane @PlantFanaticEv @Tcoet9 @PinkBlossoms @VT_Rajah12 
Sorry if I've missed anyone.

Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Sounds great! Count me in!

Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! We're about to go live in about ~20 mins! Tagging some peeps who might like to join in Smiley Happy

(sorry for the spam or if I missed anyone who might be interested, everyone is welcome to join!) @Tiny_leaf @geek28 @hunginc @WheresMySquishy @Hozzles @A_Friend @featuringme @VT_Rajah12 @MB95 @AngelJoy @xXLexi_Lou122Xx @Rattata

Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Hi all! Smiley Happy

Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Welcome to tonight's LIVE GR! Smiley Very Happy We'll be chatting all about labels! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's perspectives and insight, I always learn so much in these chats Smiley Happy
 
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Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Here's our first question:

What are labels, and who creates them? Which factors or criteria can influence labels?

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Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

What are labels, and who creates them? Which factors or criteria can influence labels?

A label is a term used to describe a person or a group of people. A label could be a diagnosis, a community, a person's race, a person's sexual orientation, a person's gender, social class, a social or relationship role, a religion, an occupation, or a derogatory word.
I think that labels can be influenced by what society finds acceptable and what it finds 'bad' or threatening. For example, a label that says 'disorder' suggests that something is not right in that person's mind or body. Labels are also determined by culture, communities, where a person lives, and their role in relation to other people, just to name a few examples.

Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

Any builders or mods are welcome to ask their own questions with the chatpad in the planning thread! Smiley Happy

Re: Live GR: Labels, labels, labels (Friday 19th of March, 7:30pm AEST)

What are labels, and who creates them? Which factors or criteria can influence labels?

 

Labels reflect a certain characteristic(s) of a person/group 

 

We create them

 

Insufficient information on the person/group that is to be labelled - in other words, people could be more likely to label others if they do not know enough about said characteristic/circumstance etc if that makes sense. This probably needs a citation too haha