A. Nony Mouse wrote:hdunlop wrote:And yet people don't call stuff gay here much. I guess the clinically retarded are significantly less likely to post on top law schools dot com so there's no posters to be like "dude don't say that," but I'm old enough to remember this exact same defense being used all the time to defend calling stuff gay. I'm not particularly PC-oriented and it's not a big deal but it's surprising is all.
Homophobic slurs are against the rules here, so people get banned for calling things gay and don't use it as a slur. Retard(ed) isn't on the bannable list, so people use it. I personally disagree with that and don't use it, but I can't unilaterally change the policy here (especially when some of the other mods are frequent users of the term). Basically there's consensus about homophobia but not about ableism.
Also bjsesq is a republican, so its all good in the white hood