The Limbaugh controversy is a perfect example of the complexities of reappropriating, or renouncing, the slur.
by TRACY CLARK-FLORY, AlterNet
Until now, reclaiming the word “slut” never appealed to me. I fully supported the message of SlutWalk — that women don’t ask to be raped by dressing a certain way — but I had no interest in applying the slur to myself. But this Limbaugh thing has me singing a different tune. [MORE]
Via Agnès Poirier K, Deanna Dahlsad