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  •  non-prejudicial? (none)
    keyhole-fucker
    pencil-dick
    towel-snapper
    meat-head

    ...are all sexist terms used to denigrate a man's penis and/or his masculinity. The first two will offend some women -- by turning 'small dick' into an insult, you are implying that 'big dick' is universally good, which is reinforcing the hyper-masculine misogynistic culture. The latter two will offend some men -- there's nothing wrong with being masculine.

    I personally don't give a damn about any of them. But the larger point is that prejudice is everywhere if you look for it. If you choose to be hypersensitive you will be eternally troubled, because there will always be something there to bother you.

    Everyone has their own point at which they draw the line. But no two people draw the line in the same place. So it goes.

    •  excellent points (none)

        Thank you for your response.  

        Upon further reflection, I have to agree with you regarding the examples you singled-out; particularly your analysis of the first two.

        Indeed, perhaps all potentially derogatory terms are prejudicial.  

        I may need to re-think my pespective on this issue.

       

      One hand forward with a flower, one hand behind with the dagger.

      by Predator Saint on Fri Jun 17, 2005 at 02:44:33 PM PDT

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