Thoughts On The ****....

**** is a word, and as such, it can only do as much harm or have as much power as we allow. I am, quite frankly, sick and tired of people giving words too much power. This has happened with the word "******". A white guy uses it, lots of power and lots of trouble. A black guy uses it and, no big deal.

**** is the same way. It is alright to have a ****, but it is not okay to tell someone they are one. Despite criticisms, there is a movement among feminists that seeks to reclaim **** not only as acceptable, but as an honorific, in much the same way that queer has been reappropriated by LGBT people and the word ****** has by the black community. Proponents include Inga Muscio in her book, "****: A Declaration of Independence" and Eve Ensler in "Reclaiming ****" from The Vagina Monologues.
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Dec 12, 2012