Anonymous asked: Just a quick note about the word "f*ggot". The etymology you stated is urban legend, not true. ww w. etymonline. com/index. php?term=faggot Of course I don't mean to belittle the despicable way homosexuals have been treated throughout history and I am in fact queer myself. I just think arguments like this are more powerful when they are based in fact, not myth. That said, I'm a big fan of your blog and I hope this attempt at friendly correction isn't hurtful to you. Have a good night!
I’m never offended to be corrected! Being corrected means now I can be correct! And, if I publish this, other people will also have the correct information, so thank you.
Mostly I am just sitting here like *somebody’s a big fan of my blog!*
straight people burned queer people at the stake for centuries im pretty sure u can handle a few angry text posts every once and a while
What a lot of people don’t understand is that gay people weren’t burned at the stake. They weren’t considered worth it. They were used as kindling when other people were burned at stake. The word f*ggot didn’t come to apply to gay people because of the bundles of sticks used to burn them at stake, it was because they were used as F*ggots to burn other people at stake.
And I just feel like if more people understood this, fewer people would use that word.