Monday, March 19, 2007
Recently an online acquaintance took issue with my use of the word 'fucktard.' She said I was saying 'retard' and making fun of special needs folks. I told her I disagreed with her opinion and figured we'd just have to agree to disagree. This didn't wash with her and I was lectured a bit more.
Perhaps I'm too stubborn? I don't use 'fucktard' to be interchangeable with 'retard'. I don't call anyone a 'retard.' Never have really. Even when it was a popular insult for kids to use. She perceives the words to be the same, I don't. Neither one of us is right or wrong. I become the bad guy because I don't immediately prostrate myself and beg forgiveness, vowing never to use the word again. She becomes the righteous avenger looking out for special needs folks everywhere.
Ah well. I'll still use it and she'll still hate it.
posted by Tamara - 9:48 AM -- Link to this entry
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