Frequentemente sou vista como a chata uptight quando me insurjo com certos termos e formas de tratamento de minorias, com a resposta típica do "é a brincar, até tenho amigos que...". Este artigo responde de forma magistral ao porquê dessas formas de brincar não serem aceitáveis.
"But, being an athlete, a firefighter, and a cop, I have spent a lot of time in locker rooms and around guys who dish out homophobic slurs like turkey on Thanksgiving. Faggot. Queer. Gay. Homo. Cocksucker. I started to notice the slurs more after I met my future brother-in-law. Then, I had a son who—as he describes himself—only likes girl stuff and wants to be treated like a girl, and those insults started to get under my skin in a new way.
Those are the responses I get. Here’s the thing. When you use those words as a way to degrade or get the upper hand on someone, you are implying that to be a man who is gay or effeminate is to be “lesser than.” Now, when I hear those words, I feel like you are calling my son and people like him “lesser than.” I won’t stand for that. Get a dictionary. Learn some new words."
via À Paisana