Azealia Banks Defends Use of the Word "Faggot"

  • Eli_jah

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    Feb 10, 2015 8:40 PM GMT
    http://jezebel.com/azealia-banks-when-i-say-faggot-i-mean-it-in-a-femini-1684908272

    She makes some valid points. Especially that bit about America "picking and choosing" when to be offended.

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    Feb 10, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
    It's a word. That's all. That being said, she's really stupid.
  • bro4bro

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    Feb 10, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    Except for the fact that she's a complete idiot.

    She justifies her use of a completely offensive word that's been used to denigrate and demean an entire population just because she made up her own definition of the word?

    How does that work?
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    Feb 10, 2015 8:51 PM GMT
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    Ignore that cunt! (and I'm using that word in the literal and commonly used sense, not some secret definition of my own!) icon_wink.gif
  • Eli_jah

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    Feb 10, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidExcept for the fact that she's a complete idiot.

    She justifies her use of a completely offensive word that's been used to denigrate and demean an entire population just because she made up her own definition of the word?

    How does that work?


    Yeah, notice I said some. I don't think you can just make up an entirely new meaning to a word that we've agreed throughout history has another meaning. She ain't no scholar or etymologist either.

    But from her point of view, as a black, bisexual woman, she feels affronted by misogyny with the uses of the words "bitch", "cunt", etc, and equates men using those words with her using the word "faggot". I kind of get it from this point of view.
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    Feb 10, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
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    Ignore that cunt! (and I'm using that word in the literal and commonly used sense, not some secret definition of my own!) icon_wink.gif


    You're proving her point about white gay males being insufferably misogynist.
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    Feb 11, 2015 1:04 PM GMT
    Mulignan said

    You're proving her point about white gay males being insufferably misogynist.


    I'm not proving a damn thing except that she should crawl back under whatever rock she was spawned under and you knee-jerk.

    YOU know nothing about how I treat women, nor how many female friends I have, so your knee-jerk reaction is more about you than about me.
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  • Hjalmar

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    Feb 11, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    LOL... a nigger talking about faggots icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 11, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    Hjalmar saidLOL... a nigger talking about faggots icon_rolleyes.gif


    I would be curious to know how she would react if someone called her a "nigger."
  • Hjalmar

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    Feb 11, 2015 6:38 PM GMT
    Radd said
    Hjalmar saidLOL... a nigger talking about faggots icon_rolleyes.gif


    I would be curious to know how she would react if someone called her a "nigger."


    Exactly.... and pazzy made a good point there with that "Attention Whore".

    I didnĀ“t even bother to read the story.
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    Feb 11, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    Mulignan said... "picking and choosing" when to be offended.
    most people do that and they should stop right now.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 11, 2015 7:13 PM GMT
    For all the uneducated people out there: it is impossible to morally defend offensive terms and/or jokes at a weak or minority's expense. Sure such terms and jokes can be "effective" or "funny," but you cannot climb on an ivory tower and intellectually justify such use.

    In short, it's not "art," it's not smart, and the world is reference--not your "own" definition.