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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-14-07 12:40 AM
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9. If some guy at a barber shop demeans women, it is women he is
demeaning.

A ballplayer, or any athlete who demeans women is demeaning women.

A politican, a musician, a talk host.

Slang used as weapons against others suggests to me the impulse to control said others, to belittle them, to marginalize them. And the themes are very often racist or sexist and seem largely directed at ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, and women. Sometimes at all 3 at once.

I don't see how such language can be defended, no matter whose mouth it comes out of, when its intent is to demean and/or control.

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