Is one more correct than the other? If so, why?
I will say that since I am a heterosexual, white male, I honestly cannot begin to understand what it feels like to be descriminated against based on race, sex, or sexual orientation. Like I said.. I do try to avoid using offensive language, especially in company of those who might feel strongly about the words. It still doesn't change how I feel about the war on words.
The only thing gayer than the name Roger is the people who use the word "roger" as a verb.
But I differ on the old offensive word being used in a new offensive way thought. Regardless if the new "" means stupid, it still harkens back to the old "", thus equating the two to some extent. I don't think most here (or elsewhere) using "" as stupid intend it in any homophobic sense. But, the fact is "" will never be completely disassociated from homosexuality, so calling out a stupid statement with "Don't be a ." is offensive to an entire subset of the population that is no stupider or smarter than other subsets.
Saying someone is "stupid" implies inferiority of smartness. By equating "stupid" and "gay", one equates homosexuality with inferiority. If a = b and b = c, then b = c.
I was guilty of using "" and all the other gayish words in place of stupid when I was younger. I still do among friends who know exactly where I stand on the issue. But, the fact that an entire generation and (it appears) the next use it in the stupid context doesn't make it any less offensive. And, I don't think that usage in a public forum is a proper one.
Political correctness has warped some of you.
***gots are apparently pretty tasty!!
100% confirmed. Brokeback is a big mo. And I adore him.
Also? BbM is a great short story that won a couple of literature awards & was Pulitzer finalist.