From Philosophy Tube’s video “Queer”:

But what about a word like queer? To a lot of people, it’s actually a slur. A way of saying somebody who deserves what’s coming to them. To activists and academics doddling around in the 90s, it was a word they could use to reclaim their agency.

If slurs can be reclaimed, what about identifiers that aren’t slurs but came out of a tradition that we never want to return to? Buck Angel once tweeted a complaint about a picture declaring that the word “transsexual” has been deprecated. Why are many trans people so emphatic…

Sibyl Disobedience

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