Why can’t I just use a word for its definition?
Because language is not a constant, concrete thing, and words and their meanings change ALL THE TIME. One of the dictionary definitions of the word faggot is “a bundle of sticks or twigs, especially when bound together and used as fuel,” but if you think that means I’m going to just smile at someone should they hurl that word my way.
I have never heard of anyone being offended by using the word retarded in an appropriate manner (think a science class discussing plant growth), but nobody uses the word like that. Unfortunately, more often than not, the word is used in an ableist manner, and that’s just fucked up. I apologize the world doesn’t remain constant for you, but by saying that people need to not be “so uptight” you are yourself being ableist, and that is not okay in any whay, shape, or form, and you need to check your privilege.
Also, I’m a musician too, and I still think this is one of the dumbest arguments I’ve ever heard. Who the hell speaks in musical notation?
#There’s a difference between and opinion being unpopular and being just fucking stupid
God, Michael, that sums up unpopular-opinions soooo well.
Know what’s so funny about this? How the blue-eyed White folks know this is an exercise (as in not real life!) and can’t stand taking the shit people of color deal with for a couple of hours before they’re screaming and crying and storming off. They know it’s fake, and they still can’t deal!
Yet these are the people who are supposedly so much smarter than me, so much more reasonable than me, so much more civilized than me!
She. Goes. IN on these white folks. GOES IN.
“I cannot waste my tears for a white woman who knows that this is temporary…. I save my sympathy and my empathy for those who go through this every day of their lives….”
And part 2.
The World of Harry Potter in Comic Form
Harry Potter and the philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2