"I did not read your article because your use of the word “queer” is as offensive as “nigger.”If you want to marginalize yourself that’s your business"

It seems to me that, by refusing to read the essay, you are the one who marginalized yourself.

The author clearly did not intend to insult anybody; your outrage is unjustified and ungracious. Apparently the author has lived in a social environment in which word "queer" is not an insult. The world is full of linguistic subcommunities who interpret words differently. If you understood more about linguistics, I suspect you wouldn't be so harsh.

I suggest that you ask questions first and shoot afterwards.

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