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I think it's not only a question of whether people feel a certain way about reading a word, but also about how valid that emotional response is to society. If someone has personal experiences that make them particularly dislike a certain word, telling them "no you don't" is just plain ignorant, but that doesn't mean there can't or shouldn't be a compromise.

I'm not fundamentally against changing a word just because a small minority finds it offensive, but everyone can find anything offensive and it is ultimately up to the society whether it's a reasonable response or over the top.

The only metric I can apply to judge this is how I'd feel about something like this, and I'm just not the type of person to care about words either way, so neither can I relate, nor do I personally think there's any real problem to begin with.