Georgia lawmaker who came under fire after yelling 'n-word' on 'Who Is America?' says he'll quit

If I can't decide if a term is unfairly discriminatory, I try to replace it with a similar word that targets another group.

But as you just acknowledged, not all groups are treated equally in our society. The creation and use of slurs is intrinsically tied to an unequal power dynamic, and each slur is specific to a unique power dynamic, often defined in part by time and place. Thus replacing one group with another, one slur with another, dissolves all the relevant context.

It has no use outside of negatively targeting a specific gender.

To repeat myself: 'mansplain' is used to describe something many men do on occasion. It's a fact. Facts are not negative or positive, they just are. If you take offense to this phenomenon being observed, that's an internal issue. You need to ask yourself why women saying "this happens (and we don't like it)" causes you to feel personally attacked.


Oh my god, you're really going to claim 'sissy' is MISANDRIST? It's used as an insult towards men because heteronormativity says that the worst thing a man can do is be like a woman. It's in the same category as insults like 'pussy' and 'bitch.'

For example, white people can object to being called "cracker" just like asian people can object to be calling "oriental."

Again, I'm not saying you can't take offense. I'm saying taking offense does not automatically make something a slur. Slurs are specific type of insult. 'Cracker' is not connected to systemic racism against white people, because there is no systemic racism against white people.

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