by: In Our Words Staff
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A recent Azealia Banks twitter feud brought back to light an old discussion, who can say the word faggot, and in what way? Has it been/is it yet effectively separated from being a slur for gay men (as writers for South Park and rapper Tyler, the Creator, among others) believe? Has it been reclaimed by gay men and transformed into something positive (in the case of 50Faggots) , or is it still even used by them derogatorily? Can heterosexual people use it affectionately or in a joking manner ? Can bisexuals (like Banks), lesbians, pansexual, or queer people use it, especially if they do not have the word used against them?
Note: The focus should be on the term faggot, there are so many other words in so many other stages of being reclaimed or destroyed,all for their own reasons. Those can be discussed, but the focus should be on this word and its history, implications, and usage.