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  •  Don't pretend that common usage (none)
    has removed the misogyny.  I cringe every time Jon Stewart uses 'bitch' or its variants not in reference to a really nasty woman (even then I don't really care for the term).  I am really surprised how many here don't understand the obvious implications of using these sexist terms so broadly. And to top it off say that the conversation is unimportant.  Maybe it is to you.

    OK fine.  Do you get it if I call the Bush administration 'lying, cheating niggers'?  Do you get it yet?  Any racism in that?  You bet!  What if everone is calling everyone 'nigger'?  Does the racism go away?  Nope.  Think anyone who is offended by the term should just talk about something more important?  Do you get it yet?

    •  Except that... (none)
      nobody uses the word "nigger" like that to begin with! And if everybody did, then the connotations would gradually change over time. That's what's happened to these "sexist" terms. That's what the G&L community is gradually doing to "queer." That's how slang works. Do you need a diagram?

      Sometimes the jokes write themselves. Sometimes they run for President.

      by Sixfortyfive on Wed Jun 01, 2005 at 07:42:48 AM PDT

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