TW: original post was about rape
OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. I'm glad that my piece got mainpaged. I actually am. I think it's an important to discuss and a good topic to get out there.
BUT PEOPLE ARE COPYING/PASTING THE FUCKING DICTIONARY AND TELLING ME THAT I'M RAPING THEIR LIBERTIES BY REQUESTING PEOPLE NOT USE THE WORD RAPE CASUALLY.
I didn't go into the whole historical uses of the word "rape," such as the Rape of Nanking and uses of it in art. If I had, I probably would have just added a caveat that I'm not talking about that, I'm not asking that an atrocious historical event be renamed, I'm not asking for revisionist art history.
But my god. People are acting like I'm threatening them if they use the word "rape" in a casual sense around me.
Really, the only threat I am making is that if you don't stop when I ask, we will not interact anymore. And I'm pretty awesome, so that's your loss.
And I'd like to thank Chritter for banning the person who kept posting that I'm a "drunken whore" and that "people aren't going to change how they talk because [I'm] a drunk whore who is upset about it."