I've been wanting to write about this for sooo long. It pisses me off that I'm going to have to hold back on it out of the fact that what I want to really say is going to piss people off. I'll just say that I feel the same way about racial, sexual, and gender sensitive slurs as I do about the word "cunt", while being a woman. A lot of people are afraid of the word cunt. Most women will cut a bitch if they get called one, but barely flinch at being called a bitch. I don't get this. I think that if you're going to give a word power, then you're as ignorant as half of the people throwing the word around. I also feel like it's pretty stupid to say that I'm a racist judging by the rainbow variety of enthnic cock I've sucked...willingly. The problem I run into with hate speech is that I don't use it to intentionally hurt anyone. I don't run up to people and call them fags, spics, etc... but I do say slurs sometimes, and most of the reasoning behind using these words is the fact that they're fun to say because I'm not allowed to say them...and I love doing things I'm not allowed to do. I don't run around saying 'nigga' like I think that I'm THAT cool with black people. I feel like I'm an intelligent enough of a person to determine which words I will use and how I will use them.
On another note, I am so sick and fuckin tired of stupid white rednecks giving the whole "there's a difference between niggers and black people...there's white niggers" speech. I always ask them immediately after to define what a nigger is to them, to which they always reply "A person that doesn't have a job...and plays loud music...and has a bunch of kids...etc etc etc..." No they don't, they think black people are niggers...and ya know what? If that's their opinion of what a nigger is, then I'm one. I don't work, I smoke pot, I listen to hip hop, I love big cars, and I smoke menthols...I'm socioeconomically deprived, I've been discriminated against because of my appearance and lack of income. I've been on food stamps...and I'd proudly wear the label. I don't care. Jusy like I don't mind being called a cunt. I'm also sick of white people being on the whole "I can use the n-word...black people do all the time..." Uh, no they don't. As far as I'm concerned, the word "nigga", has morphed itself into an entirely different word...and white people need to get over the fact that they can't use it freely without looking like an asshole. That's just the way shit is. Do it at your own risk. I like that black people have taken back the word. I just wish women would follow suit with the word cunt.