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  •  Don't let the orange-haired buffoon get you down. (1+ / 0-)
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    I doubt he's a good representative of...anything.

    Having said that, would you be as upset if Aubrey O'Day had called Arsenio Hall a dick?

    That word gets bandied about a lot more often (on this site and in our culture in general) than the dreaded c-word.

    Perhaps we should all use it more often. That way, its shock value would diminish greatly.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Mon May 07, 2012 at 03:51:42 PM PDT

    •  I have to agree. (0+ / 0-)

       While I never use the cunt word (if I did my wife would beat me with a stick – a large stick) but I freely call male assholes a prick or a dick and have heard many a woman (including my wife and daughters) use it.  Is there some weird gender imbalance here?
      Bored minds want to know......on second thought I don't really give a shit.

      "if you don't make peaceful revolution possible, you make violent revolution inevitable." ….JFK. .......{- 8.25 / -5.64}

      by carver on Mon May 07, 2012 at 04:08:19 PM PDT

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    •  If I am called a Honkey (1+ / 0-)
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      Alexandrea Merrell

      I am not particularly offended.  Does that mean it is ok for me to use the N- word?  Of course not.  You are using a false equivalency.  Women are constantly reduced to sex objects and dehumanized.  Use of the c-word is an exreme form of this.   The words you refer to are taken by men as similar to other putdowns, such as idiot or stupid.   Referring to a woman in a sexual manner is not.  In the case in the dairy, he didn't just call her a name.  He became verbally abusive and threatened to sexually assault her.  He dehumanized her, and the words he used were extreme.  To consider this behavior to a casual putdown reveals your total failure to grasp the sexual politics in this country.

      Not all those who wander are lost.

      by Leftleaner on Mon May 07, 2012 at 08:51:07 PM PDT

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