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Old 10-18-2017, 09:35 AM   #61
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And of course context matters, but try and understand that it's not just some silly "ooh, that's a bad word reaction."
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Please understand some of us might be "uptight" about it because if we are unlucky enough to be hearing it in person, it's being yelled to us by a guy whose catcalling or advances we've ignored, and now we are just thinking we should get the fuck out of there.

Use the word, don't use the word, whatever. But don't get all high and mighty about people having real life experiences with the connotation in which it is often heard here.
Would people be defending their casual use of any other offensive word but that one?

Say a really offensive racial word that men yell at Jews or African-Americans?
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Say a really offensive racial word that men yell at Jews or African-Americans?
So only men use those racial slurs?
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So only men use those racial words?
That was part of my point. Men use the c-word here for a particular reason.
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That was part of my point. Men use the c-word here for a particular reason.
It came across like only men can be racists, women are all above reproach.
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I mean, come on. Didn't everyone get the memo that it's totally trendy this week to listen to women about their experiences with misogyny/sexual assault/harrassment?

You can go back to casually dismissing us next week.
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Would people be defending their casual use of any other offensive word but that one?



Say a really offensive racial word that men yell at Jews or African-Americans?

Woah, woah, this is some crazy false equivalence.

Cori's point, on the other hand, I take.
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If y'all don't like that word, *don't* go to Glasgow.

Even our Australians might get a bit uncomfortable.
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On the plus side, I probably wouldn't understand their accents well enough to know they said it. I'd just be there smiling and nodding.
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ANYWAY.

uh ... welcome, atU2ers!
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Woah, woah, this is some crazy false equivalence.
I don't think so.

If Australians used "nigger" or "kyke" like they use "cunt", then came here and defended it as commonplace, then got all huffy when American blacks, Jews, or women called them out on it, would it be the same thing?
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On the plus side, I probably wouldn't understand their accents well enough to know they said it. I'd just be there smiling and nodding.
Neither did LN7, the Glaswegians were just saying "can't" but he misheard.
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I don't think so.

If Australians used "nigger" or "kyke" like they use "cunt", then came here and defended it as commonplace, then got all huffy when American blacks, Jews, or women called them out on it, would it be the same thing?
Its an interesting argument which already takes place to some extent. The use of the N word is prevalent by some African Americans amongst themselves, and its perceived as OK by them but completely verboten if a white dude (or woman, cause they do it too) were to use it, even in the same context.
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