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Feb. 12th, 2002

I have to get this off my chest...

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.
PERIOD.

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...

yeah.. right....

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maddening
Feb. 12th, 2002 09:02 pm (UTC)
oh fuck you too
i_dread
Feb. 13th, 2002 09:04 am (UTC)
if you don't understand, you could seek that knowledge from someone who does understand.
isn't that how we learn to understand?

in one voice you're saying that you don't let words bother you but then you use some choice ones to bother.

"Maybe I'm just not downtrodden and oppressed enough to understand."


maddening
Feb. 13th, 2002 09:58 am (UTC)
If a word does not define me, then why should it offend me?

If a word does not define you, then why should it offend you?

I don't believe it should.
Unless you want it to.

The color of a word is *entirely* up to the listener.
i_dread
Feb. 13th, 2002 10:13 am (UTC)
downtrodden and oppressed
are not words with color,
nor is mick, slut.

i see a colorless world, the problem arises when someone else demands that i see their
colorfilled view of the world.
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