Apologies For Careless Use Of A Word

I probably should apologise for using the word ‘faggot’ a few times recently. I won’t be disingenuous and try to claim I wasn’t meaning to be offensive, I know the word offends people, just as the thought of two men having sex with each other offends me. Strange that the word is deemed offensive, but what it refers to is accepted in quite a bit of modern culture.

So, I’m not the only one who asked this question, because it seems to me, the word to describe females is clinical, and relatively sanitized word: lesbians. Personally, I don’t know too many people who are offended by the lesbians who are just into women, (as opposed to the social justice everything ones), but I think more people have a bit of a problem with, well, the male equivalent, for which the only word that comes to my mind is, indeed faggot, as much as nobody really likes to hear that word these days. If that word offends you, well, you have to understand, for you to call someone a bigot for using a word, you are being a bigot against the person who uses it if they are offended by what the word describes. At least, that’s my opinion, and my opinions don’t carry a lot of popular culture weight. I’m just telling you what I think, and a little about why I think it.

As for the explanations found by the google link, I’m sorry, but ‘gay’ isn’t specific enough to be considered an equivalent to me, as it could refer to either. ‘sodomite’ might work, but, well, it doesn’t seem quite as sterile as ‘lesbian’, so I don’t know. What I do know is I probably wouldn’t call the few gay men I’ve ever known ‘fag’ to their face, so I probably should quit using the word. There’s no point being offensive with no provocation just because I find something disagreeable.

So, sorry if my sloppiness with words offended you. I’d like to say it’ll never happen again, but it seems to happen fairly often, so no guarantees other than I’ll try to do better, but please don’t be surprised, and if something does bug you that I say, by all means, message me, or call me out publicly, but if you’re someone whose friendship I value, please let me try to make things right, and let me know you think I’m wrong.

Edit: Just for the sake of completeness, of course I had to look the word’s origins up.

One Positive Influence In Your Life

I’ve been extremely fortunate to get to know an encouraging friend or two. I can’t even tell you how much that means to me. Sometimes in life, you can’t completely avoid the negative discouragement of people you’d rather not have to deal with. It’s only through getting to know a few positive people that I realised just how profoundly the negative influences have affected me. So, if you’re one of the positive people in my life, and you know who you are, if you are one, my sincerest gratitude for your acceptance of me with all of my peculiarities.

Free Market Feminism

This is more random reading from a google search from a tweet. I’ve already read the strange take by the feminist, (linked to in this article). I haven’t read this one yet.

http://reason.com/archives/2013/12/01/feminists-make-great-free-market-capital

Update:

This was also linked in the article. Didn’t read the whole thing, but I thought it was worth highlighting. I was watching a lot of music TV this morning, Started off with Beyonce, who I really liked with destiny’s child, but, I don’t know, she’s become too much of a cultural phenomenon for my tastes. Costumed dance choreography, sassy woman persona. She seems really nice, but sort of unappealing in her choice of culture for my tastes. But, okay, she stood in front of a feminist sign, so is she the personification of that movement, or just cashing in on the buzz, like everybody else? Well, later Katy Perry was on, jumping up and down in glow in the dark neon bra and costume. Lots of jiggy giggity-giggity goin’ on. Is she the personification of that movement? ‘cuz if I had to choose between, I’d probably go with the Katy Perry one.

http://thoughtsonliberty.com/why-do-women-hate-freedom

The Party Of Chaos In The Streets

I got down this tangent of today’s reading material by a twitter comment by a marxist who said something that I’d never heard about Hitler related to feminism, and the google results have led me to some fascinating reading. So, what’s that word for just wandering in an unplanned fashion? Starts with an S. Serendipity.

“…Party, who were determined to bring down the republic and establish dictatorial rule in Germany, did everything they could to create chaos in the streets, including initiating political violence and murder.”

Not like the gov’t current admin’s party is stoking Ferguson, MO for how ever months it’s been going on.

http://greyfalcon.us/restored/How%20Hitler%20Became%20a%20Dictator.htm

“during extreme national emergencies, people are most scared and thus much more willing to surrender their liberties in return for “security.””