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The return of strident political correctness on campuses

I'm a college English professor at a liberal arts college, and lately on our campus (and on others across the nation) it's as if there's this echo effect from the culture wars of the early 1990s. Almost out of the blue our students are objecting to representations "triggering" sexual trauma--any depiction of rape or forceful sex, whether it be in Ovid or Thomas Hardy, is objected to by our students, and they demand we tell them ahead of time and not discuss it in class (or that they be allowed to be excused from class when we discuss it).

Even more sudden has been the obsession with transsexuals and how to treat them properly. They're constantly accusing one another of being transphobic or asserting "cis privilege" at what seems like the drop of a hat. It's not that I don't believe that transsexuals are badly treated, but the accusation of "cis privilege" is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 15407/13/2014

Ohnotheydidnt is a hotbed for these types. It makes me feel old.

by Anonymousreply 109/25/2013

Blame tumblr.

by Anonymousreply 209/25/2013

Tumblr = gifs, porn, and cats. WTF are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 309/25/2013

How have you not noticed the super charged social justice league, R3? It's one of Tumblr's most noted features.

by Anonymousreply 409/25/2013

The "Tumblrification" of discourse and the compulsion people in that mindset have to absolutely strafe every discussion with fraudulent critical theory bullshit will haunt society for a generation.

by Anonymousreply 509/25/2013

The spiritual descendants of the Michfest crowd.

by Anonymousreply 709/25/2013

You guys obviously have no clue as to what Tumblr is. You are so off the mark, it's not even funny.

by Anonymousreply 809/25/2013

My cynical theory is thus: postmodernism died in the 90s. It killed itself, really, by making itself into such a vaunted institution with its own inscrutable idiolects and rituals that from the outside, it looked totally ludicrous. You need formal training to be able to read and understand a piece like "Can the Subaltern Speak?" Scandals like the Sokal affair exposed this for what it was, and the practiced passed away quietly for a time.

Unfortunately, the professors of these theories are largely still tenured with the universities where they first ginned them up, and have found themselves with a) an impressionable batch of disillusioned young people and b) a vast and exploitable field of social media that these young people are intractably involved and influential in, so we're seeing a bastard vision of late postmodern social studies return, but filtered through these young people and applied in vicious broad strokes over every sphere of society (or at least an attempt at the same. Hopefully rationality will prevail.)

by Anonymousreply 909/25/2013

I use Tumblr every single day, R8. This is absolutely accurate. The absurd "social justice" crowd is very real. It's totally possible for your Tumblr experience to involve nothing but cats and porn, but it's a big world out there, believe it or not.

by Anonymousreply 1009/25/2013

It shouldn't surprise anyone here at all. Datalounge is brimming with people who are equally as strident about their own views (and there is NO other valid viewpoint) on politics, religion, and other social issues. The only difference is most of them were sucked up in the first wave of PC (don't forget, the gays did everything first!).

I suspect a great deal of it boils down to peer pressure. Even in the first wave of PC, if you did not absolutely follow the PC brigade's ideology, those in it had a penchant to attack you as uneducated, accuse you of oppression (usually of themselves), and any other character assassination that could generally be thrown at you. This was often purposely done loudly and in public situations

Basically, it was bully pulpit shaming of those being accused of being bullies. Now I know there are many on here who advocate public shaming of those who purposely hurt their cause. The difference here was that this was being done (as the OP is saying) over perceived opposition to a cause, which very often was not the case.

It's a tactic to attack and embarrass anyone not 100% on your page. It's a quick way to shut down any valid discourse. It is a total pack mentality. I think what the OP is seeing is tied to social media. Social media by the very nature of its participatory content can lean very one-sided on an issue. Social media also leads to adoption of a lot of positions ( and not just by the young) because they think either it makes them unique to "like" it or that they have to "like" something because the people they like or want to be around "like" it.

So, what happens now is that instead of kids showing up on campus fairly naive and (usually within their first year) finding their organizations and causes that they align with, they've already done this before even the first day of class, along with their own personal agendas, due to social media.

Sure, in a lot of cases little can be argued with about kids being socially aware at younger ages. But I do wonder when it comes before college how much of it is actually their parents beliefs or just to shock & piss off their parents. The other downside is that pre-social media, you had an opportunity to size up organizations in person and see if they were heavy on the looney or had "a greater goal", before you jumped on that bandwagon.

This rambled a lot, but I think I made my point.

by Anonymousreply 1109/25/2013

I've heard them refer to themselves as sjw , or social justice warriors, and it is sort of like the old liberal-left identity politics of the 70's/80's/90's, that peaked in the late 80's to mid 90's, only possibly even more strident, and neurotic, and with a later evolution into somewhat new forms, and new concerns.

This has occasionally brought them into conflict with the old-guard of pc/identity politics, who still linger somewhere, but aren't up-to-date with the concurrent evolution of this type of politics, which is amusing to me.

They have a certain groupspeaky lingo. Other phrases you'll probably hear sooner or later include 'rape culture', 'transfolks', 'slutshaming', 'oppressions', 'white privilege', and 'intersectionality'. The last one referring to when different oppresssions and/or privileges overlap producing complications.

Any attempt to say 'but I'm not bigoted against(______)' fill-in-the-blank with whoever...will be UNACCPETABLE...becasue personal choices don't matter. These are structural systems of oppression, and we're all hopelessly bound up into the system, and tainted with original sins.(All the poststructuralsim, and Foucault crap that informed alot of previous pc-ness, continues to linger here) The only way out is to flog yourself of your sins of privilege, and join their little political cult, neurotically going over everything with a fine tooth comb, rooting out privilege, and having a self-righteous freakout tantrum anytime someone says something the slightest bit not in line with your politics.

Here's the their best they are sometimes partly correct about some things, or raise semi-legitimate issues. While I happen to think that various -isms aren't 100% structurally bound into society, I would actually agree that those issues aren't always as simple as personal choices, either.

But even when they're partly insightful about something, it's usually ruined by their tone, and the context they place everything into. Their politics consist of just oversimplistically dividing people into opressor/privileged and opressed groups, and clinging to that in an absolutist way.

by Anonymousreply 1309/25/2013

You need to check your privilege, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1409/25/2013

Perhaps we all need to take a leaf out of Lady Diana Cooper's book. Her opening conversational gambit to the earnestly strident was "I think all the poor should be killed, don't you? After all, we ARE the best people."

by Anonymousreply 1509/25/2013

[all posts by flame bait troll #11 removed (violent racist homophobic right-wing misogynist), ISP notified with full text of all posts.]

by Anonymousreply 1909/25/2013

If you please? What is 'cis' privilege? Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 2009/25/2013

The trigger warning types are out to ban nudity at Reed. I don't remember nudity at this particular ritual when I was at Reed in the early 90s but we were tolerant of a little casual (and non sexual) nudity here and there as personal expression, freedom. And we were PC as all get out. Between trigger warnings and trans/cis discussions kids today have upped the ante.

by Anonymousreply 2109/25/2013

R17, you are wrong. Generally what the strident are saying is "You didn't include me." Not every discussion needs to include every possible example. Indeed, for clarity it is often preferable keep focus. This is one of the things I hate about internet groups. Invariably, there is some idiot that feels that he/she is not included in the subject at hand and insists on redefining the subject so that he/she is included. If there is any sort of push back, he/she will act out in order to destroy the conversation for everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 2309/25/2013

I work in higher ec - not faculty.

The climate around so-called unwanted sexual behavior if fucking odd.

On my campus several departments (counseling services, rape victim advocacy, student health etc...) put together a PR campaign about sexual assault. What it is and how to prevent it.

The definition of sexual assault was so broad I realized not only was I perpetrator but also a victim.

by Anonymousreply 2409/25/2013

R13, those types are all over Twitter, they enjoy attacking those on the left more than those on the right. It's like their main thrill in life is to gum up the works. Psychos.

by Anonymousreply 2609/25/2013

[quote]You all do sound privileged. And old.

So ageism is OK?

by Anonymousreply 2809/25/2013

[quote]For example, that means if someone writes an article which says there are only gay or straight people, they've screwed up, because they forgot about bi, trans, etc. Those "social justice warriors" bring it up.

At which point I slap them, slap them VICIOUSLY.

by Anonymousreply 2909/25/2013

What r27 said.


by Anonymousreply 3009/25/2013

[quote]Here's the their best they are sometimes partly correct about some things, or raise semi-legitimate issues.

This could be said of all of us.

by Anonymousreply 3109/25/2013

They remind me of Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, whose main aims were to showcase the contradictions of liberalism. Similarly, these tumblr warriors do not offer much other than criticism. "You need to check your privelege," or variations of that, often fail to present an alternative, or even a path. How do we arrive at a society without privilege based on race, gender, etc.? Just asking that question leads to them having a fit. Between that, and the jargon they throw around, they risk taking very valid points and confining themselves to their small circles. A shame, really. They offer good critiques but little else.

by Anonymousreply 3209/25/2013

This makes sense, now.

A kneejerk response lately in forums on my internets has been "That's racist".

The bizarre thing is that I stick to shelter porn sites.


One commenter made a "The Ring" reference to the anonymous models used in a photo shoot.

An idiot immediately assumed it was racist.

by Anonymousreply 3409/25/2013

Are these Agnes Scott students?

by Anonymousreply 3509/25/2013

[quote]But yet, OP and the rest of those agreeing with him in the thread would recognize homophobia at the drop of a hat, right?

No. A lot of what some people consider homophobia, I think is just absurd hypersensitivity.

I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned the generational "it's all about me" thing - so many of today's college students had parents who toadied to their every whim and made them the center of attention (so as to boost their "self-esteem"). That wasn't true of previous generations.

by Anonymousreply 3609/25/2013

R34 I didn't make it to "The Ring" you're talking about, but I LOVE this kind of kitchen:

by Anonymousreply 3709/25/2013

In general, the generation behind this is very, very vocal and "empowered", but utterly bereft of critical thinking. The earlier version at least were in a process of reevaluation against some obvious hegemony. That opposition really doesn't exist anymore, certainly not on campuses. These precious pinheads have no business policing anybody. They are demonstrating the blind spots and undeveloped areas of their consciousness, as well as their parents' obscene egomania, as manifested via their children.

by Anonymousreply 3809/25/2013

[quote]I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned the generational "it's all about me" thing

Actually, I did hit on that at R23. However, I don't think it is generational. There are a lot of people in their 30s and 40s that indulge in this behavior. It is basically identity politic power plays. Their rules are that what you meant has no value. The only thing that matters is what they think you meant, which is an argument that one simply cannot win.

by Anonymousreply 3909/25/2013

R40 doesn't realise it but only proves how fascistic these types are.

by Anonymousreply 4109/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 4309/25/2013

What is cis?

by Anonymousreply 4609/25/2013

Any guesses where OP teaches? Probably somewhere in Vermont or Portland, Oregon.

by Anonymousreply 4909/25/2013

I had to look up cis, basically trannies and their allies that are ultra-lefties perjoratively call anyone born in the right gender a cisgender.

So if you're male & you were born with a penis you're cis, same for women born with a clit & female.

by Anonymousreply 5009/25/2013

Let them leave class, and fail them. Case closed. I used to teach the Christian symbolism in "Macbeth," and told the students that it was there and we were not going to ignore it.

by Anonymousreply 5709/25/2013

Where is the outrage,moral indignation and condemnation from the Left about horrific Sharia law abuses suffered by Muslim women, Muslim gay men and religious minorities Muslim or otherwise promulgated by many theocratically controlled Islamic states? Where is their defense of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights?

I guess the fear of being labeled a "racist" or "Isalmophobe" has silenced what would normally be a cause celebre on college campuses around the globe...or perhaps it could be a sign of a deeper,more troubling pathology. We need to have this debate.

Like any irrational,suicidal extreme...political correctness and moral,cultural relativism in full flower can only lead to nihilism and ultimately...self-annihilation.

by Anonymousreply 5809/25/2013

From R52's link:

[quote]wearing glasses with no prescription is appropriation of a disability and offensive to those of us who can't see

by Anonymousreply 6009/25/2013

Who wants to eat my pussy?

by Anonymousreply 6109/25/2013

[quote]Our culture is saturated with images abuse of women (how many classic texts depict the rape of men?) and many of us have had enough of having to sit through garbage like A Clockwork Orange for its "elevated moral themes" or whatever the hell you will call it. It's clear that these depictions are often unnecessary and little more than self-indulgence on the part of the author.

The novel of A Clockwork Orange was written by Anthony Burgess, whose own wife was sexually traumatized by a gang of boys during WWII and who was deeply disturbed by this for the rest of his life. One of the reasons he wrote the novel was to analyze the kind of culture that allows gang rapes to happen.

I taught A Clockwork Orange last semester in a course on post-war English fiction alongside Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop(among many other works). My students were much more upset by Carter's depiction of a simulated rape than by the rape in Burgess's book; the simulated rape in Carter's novel (as was the rape in Burgess's book) was depicted to raise complex questions about patriarchal authority and its abuses. But by your logic, I guess they were both just getting off on it. (Carter was an avowed and pioneering feminist, btw.)

by Anonymousreply 6209/25/2013

[quote]conservative student unions and celebrating their intellectual snobbery over the unwashed masses

That IS what they're doing. In their small, undeveloped minds they think they're being liberal angels bringing freedom and progress to the caveman populace, but what they're advocating is literally suppression and/or erasing of ideas and art that they find personally offensive. They want to be excused without penalty from the classroom when something offends these delicate sensibilities, just like the conservatives who want to be excused from exposure to "hurtful" concepts such as sex and science education.

They have become EXACTLY what they claim they're fighting against.

by Anonymousreply 6609/25/2013


That's reddit, asshat.

by Anonymousreply 6809/25/2013

R45, are you saying you can't use the word "freshmen"?

by Anonymousreply 7809/26/2013


Typical responses....bring on the craven,ad hominem attacks and totally ignore the actual argument at hand.

Don't join any debate teams anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 8009/26/2013

R70 - advocate of censorship, the true fascist.

That's what these twits are really about.

by Anonymousreply 8209/26/2013

What's all this nonsense about political correctness?

You all don't sound like serious heterosexual guys, you sound like girly-men.

Real guy-guys don't give a damn about all that political correctness bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 8509/26/2013

It beats the alternative. But I sometimes wonder if letting the idiots have their fun cuts down on real and hurtful racist, sexist etc acts. Like the study that shows men who have access to porn commit fewer rapes.

by Anonymousreply 8609/26/2013

R86, are you also r84, etc. who started the thread about the one stupid individual that you must have been delighted to stumble upon, so you could set them up as the straw man (is that permissible?) in your efforts to convince us that we should start defining ourselves as "cis"?

by Anonymousreply 8709/26/2013

"The Weather Underground Organization is currently reorganizing under the guise of various innocuous splinter groups along the lines of the SDS. And when we finally coalesce into one cohesive army, we'll make the SLA look as radical as a meeting of the Young Republicans." will give us a chance to finally wipe out their totalitarian,Communist,Che Guevera cock sucking,Jihad terrorist supporting asses once and for ALL!

by Anonymousreply 8909/26/2013

Today's PC nonsense in Britain. Asda was criticised for selling an 'insane' Halloween costume with straitjacket, etc. Apparently, insulting to the truly insane, which is kind of insane.

by Anonymousreply 9009/26/2013

[quote]All they want is a warning.

Because that will be good training in life! There's just LIFE, and it doesn't come with warnings!

I don't get how these delicate flowers act as if THEY get to transform everyone they come into contact with for offenses I can barely understand? Can't they just let their environment help them become who THEY want to be?

I never met so many people looking to CONTROL complete strangers by bleating "I'm offended!" at them!

by Anonymousreply 9509/26/2013

[quote]They didn' about rape in colleges in the past

Perhaps you should actually go to college before commenting on the curricula of the past or present.

R90 the formatting of your response to me was an immediate clue to its intellectual content.

by Anonymousreply 9609/26/2013

[quote]I never met so many people looking to CONTROL complete strangers by bleating "I'm offended!" at them!

This is where I again point out how much these people have in common with Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 9709/26/2013


You must not know any Muslims.

by Anonymousreply 9809/26/2013

I love you R102

by Anonymousreply 10209/27/2013


Guess you didn't follow the link to see that it is r/tumblerinaction.

by Anonymousreply 10509/27/2013

[quote]You sound like an absolutely shit college teacher. Pity the students who have you.

Not to make shallow and knee-jerk ad hominem attacks or anything.

by Anonymousreply 10609/27/2013

R107, not necessarily. Inherent in the phrase "politically correct" is the meaning that something is not really either correct, truthful or accurate, but it is politically expedient.

by Anonymousreply 10709/27/2013

R110, well, they would be wrong then. It is not totalitarianism, it is anarchy. As people say about conservatives (rightly), "You have a right to your own opinion, but not your own facts." The same applies to everyone regardless of whether it is empowering or dis-empowering, or whether it is good for ones self esteem or not.

by Anonymousreply 10809/27/2013

I'm just stunned that Tumblr is being used for things besides porn.

by Anonymousreply 10909/27/2013

The last straw for me regarding "transphobia" was when they started claiming women like Joan of Arc as "trans men", as if Joan could have found a women's suit of armor back then. In their zeal to add historical figures to their ranks, they're likely to claim anyone less conventionally femme than Donna Reed as "trans".

by Anonymousreply 11009/27/2013

OP, I have a solution.Just assign Datalounge as required reading.

After a few pages of frau, cunt, and various racial epithets, they'll all become apoplectic and drop to the floor dead.

Problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 11109/27/2013

Please stop. The wounding, the wounding. As a SOGI POC I am being triggered by all this cisgender slutshaming of transfolks.

by Anonymousreply 11209/27/2013

More from r52's link

[quote]this blog is not for education, this blog is for adorable femmes to express rage in a safe environment

[quote]Thin privilege is living in the overwhelmingly large margin of opportunity to become a financially independent woman via the sex industry.

[quote]When its easier to recover from being shot in the head than it is to keep weight off? Yeah, it actually is.Its call body modification. Moron

[quote]Honor and heroism are white men ideas anyway


[quote]Weight loss has been proven again AND AGAIN to fail completely, which makes it an effective treatment for ABSOLUTELY FUCKING NOTHING

[quote]This is super fucking relevant. And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance.

[quote]where does that leave me? i’m definitely queer and not-white and consider myself nonhuman, although i wouldn’t say otherkin

[quote]Should white people be allowed to participate in bukkake, or is it a form of cultural appropration? Please discuss.

[quote]i wish i wasnt white so people didnt give me weird looks when i say i hate the usa

[quote]tumblr teaches me so much more than anyone else does about life situations

[quote]Thin Privilege is NOT being seen as a sex worker just because you’re dressed up

[quote]i’m cis so if i fucked up i apologise and i would like criticism; i’m not trying to talk over trans* people but if i have please call me out

[quote]The war against fat, like efforts to “cure,” “convert,” or “repair” queer sexualities, will fail.

[quote]If you give your children names that aren't gender neutral, you're deciding their gender for them and that's really fucked up.

Sorry, whiners, but these politically correct morons who get their marching orders from Tumblr, are fucking nutjob freaks. There is no justifying this crap.

by Anonymousreply 11309/27/2013

[quote]I actually thought about it for like half a second and yeah I'm p sure smoking a hookah as a white person is problematic and appropriative



by Anonymousreply 11409/27/2013

I'm still confused over how you can have posts and people you don't agree with popping up regularly in your Tumblr feed. You choose who to follow so the experience is entirely tailor-made by the user.

by Anonymousreply 11609/27/2013

r121 Quit acting like nobody else realizes the fact that the people one follows on Tumblr can and do reblog posts from people one does not follow and therefore, may or may not agree with. If you are still "confused", then the fault lies with your dysfunctional brain only.

by Anonymousreply 11709/27/2013

Criticizing Tumblr is the EPITOME of cisprivilege.

by Anonymousreply 11809/27/2013

Take back the buffet.

by Anonymousreply 11909/27/2013

If Tumblr nonsense stayed on Tumblr, nobody would even care, and it would not be worth highlighting or talking about. But it doesn't. The little unhinged brats take it out into the real world and make others have to deal with their bullshit, however briefly.

by Anonymousreply 12009/27/2013

[quote]I think it's time to retire the phrase "cultural appropriation."

How about we retire "privilege" while we're at it? It's so overused as to be nearly meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 12209/27/2013

While I agree in theory with many of the ideas presented by folks of this ilk, it astounds me how many of them think that be resharing on tumblr or liking something on facebook they're actually making a difference in the world. The real world is such a painful awakening for them.

Activism is a good thing, but the root word is "act". Change requires more than a mouse click.

by Anonymousreply 12309/28/2013

R94, just so you know - you sound like a real prick.

by Anonymousreply 12409/28/2013

Surely the 'trans temporal' post was a joke? Unless the person means they identify with that era ...?

by Anonymousreply 12509/28/2013


by Anonymousreply 12710/02/2013

Bet you all weren't aware that Halloween is now OFF-LIMITS! Guess why.


since halloween and stuff, here’s a little lesson:

the term “sp—ky” that is so popular on halloween is one with a violent anti-black history in the united states. though its origins are said to be much older (and to mean spectre-like), the term quickly became an anti-black slur. we don’t often hear it as a direct term anymore, but the history of fear around black people/the fear of black people as an excuse for violence still lives within the the word.

please be cautious of the words you use this time of year.

by Anonymousreply 12810/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 12910/02/2013


by Anonymousreply 13011/22/2013


And bonus, new strident political correctness from the college kids on tumblr:

[quote]casual reminder to other white queers and non-binary people that words like princex, boi, and two spirit are not for our use

by Anonymousreply 13101/30/2014

I agree with them about Joan of Arc. Total trans. Looney, nuts, unpleasant to be around. The tragedy is she is seen as a heroine, which is odd considering England would have controlled France all these centuries if she had not been around and we get our culture from England.

by Anonymousreply 13201/30/2014

I am not actually anti-trans though, as that must have sounded.

by Anonymousreply 13301/30/2014

The more I read about today's college students & their incessant whining & PC-ness, the more I'm convinced that we need to reinstitute the military draft in the US.

Maybe a couple of years in some toilety 3rd world outpost will shut the little fuckers up.

by Anonymousreply 13401/30/2014

DLer's who love this thread will love this link to a twitter account that monitors all the tumblrs and posts various identity politics/critical theory/social justice/whatever the hell you call these sorts nuggets of wisdom, complaints, theories, and other self-involved, navel-gazing observations and bickering about minutiae amongst them.

Post your favs in this thread.

"Should we speak about fat oppression instead than of thin privilege?"

hmm, should we?

by Anonymousreply 13501/31/2014

Standing ovation for r13. He really nails the problem with the sjw crowd. They are truly their own worst enemies. A lot of their concerns are completely legitimate, but the way they go about things make people feel the need to knee-jerk in the opposite direction due to the sjw obnoxiousness. Particularly their emphasis on the "original sin" of oppression, and that an individuals thoughts and actions are irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 13601/31/2014

Is it a return of political correctness or the limited entry into the edge of the real world by over parented, indulged chldren accustomed to having the universe account for their feelings and wants in every situation?

They all sound like part of the I cried over the black lady in my yoga class generation. Political correctness, however annoying and over reaching, at least had some shred of integrity to it.... all this sounds first and foremost me, me, and me.

by Anonymousreply 13701/31/2014

I think R143 may be partly onto something..

In the meantime, here's some funny pics. Funny, except that they're all real , and serious.

by Anonymousreply 13801/31/2014

Since it really looks like Bruce Jenner is going trans, hopefully this crowd stands up for him!

by Anonymousreply 13902/11/2014


by Anonymousreply 14002/13/2014

[quote]Maybe a couple of years in some toilety 3rd world outpost will shut the little fuckers up.

Lord knows it would do wonders for your stank-ass attitude.

by Anonymousreply 14102/13/2014

Please enjoy this:

by Anonymousreply 14204/02/2014

Thin Privilege in the gay community!

by Anonymousreply 14304/04/2014

I am so sick of women.

by Anonymousreply 14404/04/2014

Given the tuition kids have to pay now, I say they are entitled to a little attitude.

by Anonymousreply 14504/04/2014

I just thought Datalounge would enjoy this: Radical feminist lesbians argue with PC pro-trans SJW-types, one of whom is dressed as a topless burlesque dancer, another of whom identifies as a transwoman, but kind of looks like a teenage boy.

Lulz ensue.

by Anonymousreply 14605/16/2014

'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!

Criticize the work of Harvard professor Karen King, and risk being branded a misogynist

by Anonymousreply 14705/16/2014

Your acquaintance may be homophobic but your use of the word id**t is ableist... - ANONYMOUS

earthandanimals: I’m really over all these words people are now randomly using. I don’t care if it was “ableist” the guy is a total idiot. The end.

mikasa-is-having-none-of-your-bs: Id**t has been used as a diagnosis on REAL DISABELED PEOPLE. By using it as an insult, you’re insulting the people that has been abused by the medical industry because of their disabilities. It’s a slur, and you shouldn’t use it other than to reclaim it if you can (I’m abeled btw, so if any disabeled people that are affected by the word wants to comment/correct me, feel free)

by Anonymousreply 14807/13/2014
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