The gay community long ago realized that if you take away a word's power, it loses its ability to hurt. "Queer" was once the go-to insult, but now we have television series called the "Queer Eye" and "Queer as Folk". Calling someone "queer" no longer has the sting it once did, because homosexuals reappropriated the word. We're here, we're queer, get used to it.
Bitch isn't the affront it once was, either, thanks in part to shows called "Don't Trust the B**** in Apt 23" (the asterisks are the show's, not mine) and "GCB", which stands for Good Christian Bitches. Now, despite the fact that I think these titles represent a coarsening of our culture, and neither show seems worthwhile, I am not personally offended by the term.
|Redneck ignorance, plain and simple.|
Now, the confederate flag? That ignorance needs to come down. Geesh!