I'm not saying it's entirely irrelevant. The post is expressing this THEIR opinion so I shared mine, ME. I don't think I attacked them at all, just trying to give a different perspective. Where's the data in this post? I shared my observations as they did. I'll share another. I have never heard anyone over say the age of 45 use the term gay unless they meant happy or homosexual. In the right context I see retarded as being extremely foolish. Would I be fine with these words not being used? Sure. Will I still call someone retarded if they drive under the influence? Sure. If I call you a gangbanger do you have orgies or belong to a street gang? Tone and context are key. If I was a typical internet troll why would you bother to respond?
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Really? This is obviously your opinion that it is wrong and harmful/hurtful. Why can't it be appropriate in one context and inappropriate in another? Kids will ALWAYS use names and they do have different meanings depending on context. Can they not call anyone or any action dumb? Stupid? For fear it will offend the dumb and the stupid? People need to spend more time on being productive to society instead of wasting everyone's time with bs like this. Get over it. Oh yeah, I have several gay friends and work in a hospital special care unit. Most people don't get offended when used in the more appropriate context. It's mostly people on the outside looking in that get offended and have nothing better to do. Don't be the old lady staring out her window all day waiting for someone to step on her property so she can complain to the parents.
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