Originally Posted by forsooth
To call people "haters" is hate.
No, it is merely a generalization -- one which might or might not be hateful depending on tone and context.
People who talk about prejudice need to be very specific about the shades and nuances they're addressing. Hyperbole is the grandfather of the stereotype.
The main reason I don't use words like hater
is because I try to avoid substituting cultural shorthand for my own thoughts.
One problem with focusing on accuracy alone is that you're leaving out the baggage of the word hater
-- its history of connotations.
Besides which, it's too easily applied to everyone. Someone could easily call you an Android hater even though your position is not that simple. Anything can look like hatred if the accuser is staring at it from that particular vantage.