So far, not a single “JOOOOOOO!!!!”-y comment, but it’s early yet…
I’ll allow, reluctantly, that two of the things most likely to be derided as “’gay’-as-in-‘boring/inept’” are unfortunate hairstyles and unattractive clothing. Still, not even a sweater made of hair immediately and indelibly conveys its makers’ “educational” message, does it?
If a Down Syndrome advocacy group wanted people to stop saying “retard,” how would a hat “bedazzled” with the clipped toenails of mongoloid children serve as an effective pedagogical tool?
How precisely would a touring exhibition of necklaces strung with African-American teeth hasten the extinction of the word “nigger”?
And yes, I do feel stupid for not linking to my own earlier column about the AIDS/rape quilt.