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April 26, 2009

Jessika of Pretty in Plate has posted an article that you all need to go read.

Three words that have no place anywhere in the game.

Please pay special attention to the last word on the list.  Rape is never funny – don’t trivialize it.

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  1. April 27, 2009 3:20 PM

    I am kinda torn on the implications of creating sacred cows out of words. The act of rape is certainly never funny (the implications of homophobia in “fag” and assumptions about intelligence of the disabled with “retarded” and retard are perhaps less extreme but no less repulsive in certain uses), but giving words power through prohibition it seems is counter-productive. I mean, to whom does the “power” of the word go in this equation? The offender, or the offendee? I think it generally goes to the offender.Better that we should put a cap on the intention rather than the word itself.

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