There are certain words or phrases that become trendy or popular among some groups. It can quickly catch on to everyday speech. For example, the ‘That’s gay’ that ruled many years of my high school career and I don’t even know where it originates from. I only know that it’s extremely offensive because it equates being homosexual with stupid, dumb, or what have you.
It’s a phrase that was better left not being part of society’s vocabulary. Hearing someone use that phrase makes me see red and for good reason. Regardless of what I recognize myself as, I do pride myself on being an open-minded, overall loving of humankind, which includes whatever you wish to be.
Though, when speaking my mind of the hate I feel upon hearing the phrase, I get met with a multitude of reactions that stem from my ‘sensitivity’ and ‘inability to take a joke.’ All jokes aside(which are far too many for something as serious as homophobia), I am an emotionally charged person. I go all out with how I feel and many take it as overreacting. I consider it passionate of what I believe and feel and think. It does not make me weak, or my opinions less valuable, it simply is that I am expressing without shame.
But suppression, as the given example above, is a whole other post and not my current intent. The following phrases are phrases that are related to this blog overall, ones I see far too often, and ones that are still considered the norm. I will give my explanation(read:rant) on why it makes me see red.
[Warning: Some topics may be triggering.]