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“That’s So Gay”

Jim Burroway

March 18th, 2008

It’s the number one insult among school kids, and why strong anti-bulling measures which specifically address sexual orientation is so badly needed. After all, if you can’t even talk about the most common insult, what is there to talk about?



March 19th, 2008 | LINK

Not only is “Gay” first on the list, but 8 out of the 11 most commonly used insults are derogatory slang terms for homosexual people. If that doesn’t describe a suspect class, I don’t know how much more evidence one would need.

March 20th, 2008 | LINK

Wow, this is an interesting statistic!

Actually, is “gay” the #1 insult in America? I read the BBC article and it seemed the statistic is based on a survey of British schoolteachers. Am I reading it wrong?

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