Language’s Slippery Slope
Why the words we choose really do matter. And why harmless teasing is rarely harmless.
Suddenly, I find that I’m a rabid feminist. I didn’t mean to be. I’m actually a Humanist and I really like men. Most men anyway. My husband for sure.
Anyway, a fellow Humanist who will remain nameless because this isn’t about him, called a female politician a cunt who should suck his dick because he was mad she had made a racist comment. I have been banned from this man’s page for pointing out how incredibly rude and sexist his comment was. I’m ok with that. I actually normally like his blog so I was a bit shocked when he banned me over this but if he isn’t ethical enough to admit he made a mistake, and apologize and move on, then so be it. That’s his problem.