is just about as excruciating as listening to white males talk about race.
You don’t get to argue that words only have power if we give them power & so people shouldn’t tell you not to say n**** or f*****. We don’t give words power—YOU give words power. As a white male in a position of privilege you helped establish the hierarchy that gives those words power in the first place. YOU are a part of the history (& the present) that gives those words their power & the system that perpetuates it.
When you have a word created that is as historically, emotionally, & objectively (in the greater context of human interaction) negative, cruel, & demeaning as either of those words, THEN we can talk about the power of words.
But until then, keep your ignorance to yourself. As a person of the most privilege, you don’t get to tell me what I can be offended by.
Security Question: What was your first lover’s name
Security Question: When did you last call your mother
Security Question: How old were you when you first felt heartbreak
Security Question: Where do you bury your secrets
Security Question: When do you feel most alone
Security Question: Where do you go when your eyes close
Security Question: What song do you hear in your bones
Security Question: How often did you think you could not go on
Security Question: What is the most you have ever been loved
Security Question: How many things are you too scared to share
Security Question: What do you say when you think no one can hear you
did you try turning your government off and on again
Is it plugged in?