Is there any derogatory slur against your ethnic group/identity/gender that you feel like you can reclaim as a positive thing? Why?
In the US, there are plenty of derogatory words/phrases that people can only use (and not get hit in the face) if they apply to them, like when some African Americans use the n-word. I can't really think of any personally, besides maybe bitch because I think of it in the Meredith Brooks sense. I've always thought of the word queer as textbook definition strange so even though I know it's a totally ok word these days, I'd never use it to describe myself. And as much as I won't tell other African Americans not to use it, I don't ever use the n-word. Anyone else have any examples?