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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Privilege has gone to your head, and the heads of many.
    What privilege?

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    What privilege?
    Somebody tell jallman I have him on ignore.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    It makes all the sense in the world, Redress. But what gets me about other gays, especially, is that they seem to have lost all perspective in terms of what they go through in their life. There's no appreciation or even understanding, most of the time, of what brought us this far and I doubt they even understand how far we've come. And what ends up happening is we have gays that become "activists" but end up using primitive means of activism that we are well beyond at this stage of the game. There's no need for attack politics and shock value demonstration. Those that came before us already did that and brought us to having a voice and legitimate access to proper forums for the enactment of change from here on. Their means of advancing the cause are outdated and only become a hindrance rather than a help. You just want to smack them and tell them, "If you really want to help, sit down and STFU!"
    Understand exactly what you are saying. This gay relative of mine that I am still close to, she says the biggest problem with gay rights today is gay people. Twenty years from now, gay people are just going to be people, unless gay people choose to be otherwise. By pushing so hard now, this instant, gay people are, in a perverse way, pushing strait people to make laws that will have to be undone down the road.

    I would say though that I think that the thing that the older gay people, those who came out 30 or 40 years ago did that got us to this point was not the shock value stuff, or attack politics, but those gays who lived their lives with quiet dignity, and forced people to see that gay people are people first, gay second.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post

    DISCLAIMER: All use of the dreaded n-word was facetious and in no way an expression of racial hate or bigotry. Any attempt to smear this poster with the racist label based on this post will be scoffed at and mocked mercilessly.
    That was f-ilarious
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Somebody tell jallman I have him on ignore.
    No seriously...what privilege? Stop being a melodramatic drama queen and just answer the question. I'm really intrigued as to what privilege you would be referring to.

    And we both know you can't have me on ignore so cut the act and stop being childish.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I would say though that I think that the thing that the older gay people, those who came out 30 or 40 years ago did that got us to this point was not the shock value stuff, or attack politics, but those gays who lived their lives with quiet dignity, and forced people to see that gay people are people first, gay second.
    I agree completely.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    That was f-ilarious
    Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    No seriously...what privilege? Stop being a melodramatic drama queen and just answer the question. I'm really intrigued as to what privilege you would be referring to.

    And we both know you can't have me on ignore so cut the act and stop being childish.

    I am loving this ignore feature...ahh, peace and tranquility.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I would say though that I think that the thing that the older gay people, those who came out 30 or 40 years ago did that got us to this point was not the shock value stuff, or attack politics, but those gays who lived their lives with quiet dignity, and forced people to see that gay people are people first, gay second.
    I agree with that to a point. There's a lot to be said about quiet dignity and advancing by example. However, I don't think for a minute that taking to the streets wasn't necessary at one point in time. It is for almost every oppressed group at some point.

    I just think that time is long passed now and its time to advance our causes with reasoned debate, our purchasing power, and our votes.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    I am loving this ignore feature...ahh, peace and tranquility.
    OK, well it's obvious you are going descend into childish antics here just like you have on other boards. When you decide you want to discuss issues at the grown up table, let us all know.

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