Iunno, I get that people are offended by it and I wish people wouldn't say it but AFAICT it means something very different and not offensive to a lot of people and they don't necessarily mean offense when they say it.
Again, I wish that people wouldn't say it but I also wish that people wouldn't necessarily misjudge people's intentions when they do say it because I think it tends to make people dig their heels in and lead to entrenched disagreement.
Yes this is maybe a strange perspective. It's not black or white. I'm probably gonna get hacked now, like the last time I dared to express nuance.
P.S. I wish that people wouldn't say it.
I really wish people wouldn't say it and actually think there'd be a better chance of getting people to stop saying it if progressive interpretations of the word weren't forced down the throat of people who use it not intending to cause offense
Agreed, I think there are a ton of parallels to other symbols out there that have completely different meanings to different people and many of those that use the symbol, don't intend it in the disparaging fashion, but of course there are others that do.
I'll leave it at that, am being intentionally vague as I'm trying to not get the thread down another tangent.