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Derogatory Slurs

You May Not Be Racist, But These Words You Use Every Day Are

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.17.2014 | Black Voices

Some of your favorite words or phrases might be rooted in bigotry. So if you haven't given much thought to the following sayings, perhaps it's time to...

El Tri, Gay Slurs and 'Good Intentions'

Monica Trasandes | Posted 08.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

In many countries the use of racist words were once also defended as "cultural." But people of different ethnicities and religions said "no more." With the World Cup in effect, now is the time to act.

Why Do We Women Denigrate Our Own Bodies?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

We have such unlovely terms to describe our bodies. How good can you feel about yourself if you use those expressions to define parts of your own body? Not very. I think we're going too far with personal insults we aim at ourselves.

Ford, A Comedian & A Car Named 'Queerloaf'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On Tuesday morning, comedian Rob Delaney sent a tweet to Ford that appeared to contain a gay slur. "Ford, u should change the name of the mustang t...

Should Schools Ban The Words 'Gay' And 'Retarded'?

By John Mederich John is a senior at Mather High School. He’s a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland hig...

I Have a Problem

Bil Browning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bil Browning

The music teacher found out that I played piano and asked me to play in front of the class. In a panic, I chose the most masculine piece I could think of -- the Marine's Hymn. Apparently, it wasn't butch enough.