Sirc, what you are doing is a very unaware and self-righteous kind of racism. You are taking liberties of calling someone a racial/gender/sexual orientation slur without any regard and if someone takes offense, well it's their fault for not having thick skin. You may not assign importance to the word "******" but that just speaks to how much of an ignorant bigot (and frankly, a complete idiot) than to how touchy the other person may be. You are not justified in doing what you do.Quote:
But you know what though? Maybe your sister-in-law can't handle it. But This is the same as how I have no problem calling a homo gay or a fag. I'd rather go about thinking that people can handle it vs. going around thinking that everyone is a fucking fragile little flower who can't handle a few harsh words. I'm sorry for your brother's situation, it sucks, it really does.
I feel that my approach is in itself, more respectful. I talk to everyone the same and give nobody any kind of leniency. I feel that people are stronger than that and can handle it. Whether or not they can is a totally different story
You even manage to be very smarmy and condescending to 7th. To what purpose? Why are you the arbiter of what is racist or not? Your theories are laughable and have no purpose than "because I can do it". Regardless of wheter you like to admit it, the word "******", the word "fag", are contextually loaded ones in an inherently racist/sexist/heterosexual society and no amount of your wishful thinking will stop it. By stripping the word of any meaning, you are essentially white-washing them, pretending as if racism/sexism/etc is not a big problem. You are hiding it under the table. But the words continue to serve their own function. You are trying to strip away the power of someone who takes offense at those words by forcing your own privilege to use it.
You have said that ****** is just a word like Unicorn. Yet, you seem to ignore the fact that a unicorn is a horse with a horn on his forehead and ****** is used to denote lazy, irresponsible, ignorant, stupid, mongoloid, etc.
How are they just words, Sirc?
In the end, people have been far too lenient with you. You get away with so many things I cannot believe the little bubble you live in. You're going to belittle everything I said because that's your modus operandi. You are so predictable it hurts me, Sirc.
But hey. Just like you get your right to say hatespeech I have my right to shut you the **** up.
There are some of us who won't stand for it. I have no interest in perpetuating racism and giving such a banal excuse as you did for it.Quote:
People are gonna say things and people can either ignore it or endure it or get hurt over it.
However, if I catch you using it, I will freely call you and everyone else as a ****** or whatever I feel like, cool?
301.81 Narcissistic Personality Disorder, if anyone is interested.) I state again that a reasonable and prudent person (ie., a person in their right state of mind) would recognize the behavior as inappropriate regardless of racial perspective. A racist would know they are being racist on the grounds that they are aware of a differenc and seek to exploit it. In your case, you are aware there is a social stigma to the term(s) and are aware of their potential impact on others, but still chose to use them as if they would have no effect on another person.
I suspect that you're not apt to changing your perspective and feel comfortable within your social circle/bubble. I've seen the same kind of behavior in people who were not raised properly to understand the meaning of their actions. You see the same thing in people with dissocial/antisocial personality disorders.
That or you're just a complete ass, but if you were to call my nephew a ******, I'd shove your teeth so far down your throat you'd be chewing on your asshole.
Hey Sirc, instead of idiot can I use moron? To be fair, I wouldn't like it if posters used derogatory terms against you. I come here to learn more about all types of martial arts/mma talk/grappling and see silly videos. Seeing racial slurs on a martial art website just bums me out. It doesn't mean that free speech should be taken away, I just don't like it. That's me.
Seriously you people are such assholes. Why is 1 bad word a badder word than every other bad word? If you're going to bitch at me about this ONE bad word, why aren't you bitching at everyone who calls someone a ****** or make gay jokes? Or when bitch is used, or ****? Huh? Are the feelings of a woman who has suffered negatively from the results of misogyny less in value than a black dude?
My entire point I've been trying to make here is that you're all a bunch of hypocritical assholes.
Bad words are bad words. It's very black and white. If you all just admit that you're all a bunch of fucking hypocritical assholes who pick and choose what to get upset over, I'll apologize.
I may act like a bigot, but at least I have integrity.
I look forward to the bullshit rebuttal someone sends my way.