Beware the language police.
Strength, courage, and life success really aren’t about body parts or hormones, so let’s stop using slang terms for them to shame anyone of any gender.
Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.
Hipster Sexism doesn’t serve humanity any better than the Classic variety.
Martin Nash is fine with referring to the guys, the lads, the fellas, but isn’t sure how to refer to the ladies.
“A yellow dipper, a paddy melt, a Chiquita muncher. California slang for white chicks who want a taste of Asian.” By Don Lee
In response to Dr. Robert Weissberg’s defense of a derogatory Yiddish word, Zek J. Evets raises a challenge to call out those who stay silent in the face of bigotry.
College-age “bros,” writes Oliver Lee Bateman, have an extensive bro-cabulary for their describing their exploits, but don’t say much about sex.
Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz, the masterminds behind the sharply hilarious blog, “Stuff Hipsters Hate,” explore three of the Internet’s most annoying language pariahs. As they put it, “If you want to put your finger on the entity that’s currently shaping and torquing our lexicon like a game of drunken Twister, you’re already there: Look […]