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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

It's definitely not a dehumanization because in the fantasy genre orcs can produce fertile offsprings with humans. This is the scientific standard for being the same specie. The classic scientific ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

No, this term is not acceptable. It seems to me to be a clear example of the kind of language described in the 'Dehumanization' section of the abusive behaviour policy in the Code of Conduct. ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

I have read the term "Orc" as a term for Russian soldiers in various pro-Ukraine online communities. While I can understand their anger, it is still a slur. Which we should avoid to maintain ...
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Is 'Orc' an acceptable term here for the Russian military?

It seems to me to risk misunderstanding or confusion. "Orc" is not that commonly encountered in English (whether in this usage to refer to Russians, or in any other), and I'm sure it has ...
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