I consider it ridiculous to be offended by the word master to the point of suggesting it be wiped from the dictionary or even suppressed in respect of dimwits that have their feelings hurt by it.
We use master and slave to in reference to photographic flash illumination wherein the camera shutter triggers only the master light and all the slave lights go off by photoelectric detection of the fact that the master light flashed. Are we to be forced to find other language for those also…just because some thin-skinned twits get all bent out of shape upon hearing or reading those two words?
If we are to erase the history of slavery to the point of removing all words that remind us of it, we do an injustice to those that have no knowledge of it. Forget history and we are bound to repeat it. Know history and we can realize what should be avoided.
The history of Marxism/socialism/communism and the results therefrom should be studied to great depths, not removed from our historical records as we should be reminded continuously that these ideologies have NEVER WORKED WELL FOR THE MASSES. Our young people should be taught to NOT ACCEPT the teachings of those who promote communism. Parents should not send their children to schools that indoctrinate young minds with socialist/communist bullshit.
The same applies to the meaning of master and slave.
The next thing we know, some bastard will come along and want to suppress the use of the word freedom just because slaves don’t have any. (BTW, human slavery still exists throughout the world.)
Oh no! I’m doomed! My Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is now useless! Woe is me!