Words only have the power you give them.
If you are not offended by the word, the word no longer has the power to offend.
Someone called me a mick or a whore is laughable.
Call me a slut, watch me chuckle.
Either because I know it's flat out false or because those derogatory connotations associated with that word have no bearing on me and my life.
I don't understand all these fucking crusades.
Fight it where you find it, keep your idealisms good, fine...
But why SEARCH FOR IT.
Why FIND ways to be offended.
Maybe I'm just not downtrodden and oppressed enough to understand.
Maybe I just don't understand what it's like being handicapped by the situation you're handed at birth...