The normalization of homophobic and misogynistic language, especially among young people, is nothing new. But while there may be a growing awareness of the problem, there haven’t been many organized initiatives dedicated to eradicate these types of problematic expressions — until now. Enter Duke University’s campaign “You Don’t Say,” which is an effort to remind students that language is powerful, and that word choice has consequences.
The Duke project uses photos to show how casual slurs like “no homo,” “tranny,” “that’s so gay” and “you’re such a pussy” target women and the LGBT community. In the series, Blue Devils students explain why they have adjusted their language.
What is the difference between a person saying, “You work, or you die,” verses a market saying, “You work, or you die?” Answer: One of those is called slavery…
I just want to make this absolutely clear, I don’t care if you worship pie in the sky that forbids tonsillectomies it really has nothing to do with you whatsoever. The fact that you also own a pie in the sky factory does not allow you to decide what anyone’s health care should be..
"Blow me, you monstrous, bloodthirsty fraud, you silly, stupid chickenhawk motherfker who plays army man with the children of people who are so much better than you are, and who would feed innocent civilians in lands you will never visit into your own personal meatgrinder to service your semi-annual martial erection…" —Charlie Pierce