Use Your Slurs While You Can

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts.


Encouraged by the wild success of this year’s earlier motion to symbolically ban the “n-word,” city lawmakers are now hoping strike “bitch” and “ho” from New Yorkers’ vocabulary. We’re not sure if it’s more intolerant to target such terms, or to use them. After the Don Imus incident
last spring, it seems Councilwoman Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn) is
inspired to forbid the use of the two sexist slurs. Of course, bare in
mind that these prohibitions aren’t legally enforceable—just a way to
call attention to the issue, clog city council and encourage the music
industry and youngsters to learn more eloquent words with which to
express themselves. But not to worry; officials will be able to get
back to more important issues, like noise control, shortly. “I feel this should be it,
these three and no more,” Mealy said. We’re sure that’s quite
comforting to all the other groups out there that also enjoy being the
target of various vitriolic slurs.

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