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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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