Social Justice. In Junethe headline of the review of the Beatles' Sgt. One day, we will not need them at all. A gay woman was a prostitutea gay man a womanizerand a gay house a brothel. The British comic strip Janefirst published in the s, described the adventures of Jane Gay. Slang meaning "homosexual" adj. Please forgive me.
Go far back enough and "idiot", "moron" and "imbecile" were all medical terms describing people with IQs in specific ranges -- should we therefore also avoid these terms? Rereading my first comment, I admit it strikes me as slightly combative, though I was just going for punchy: Creating spaces free from negative language is a big step in actively standing out against discrimination and bullying, and making sure other people realise that what they say can be hurtful.
The holiday season is upon us.