The derogatory term "gay" should be replaced with "obese"
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This term of abuse represents an outrageous slur on gay men - male homosexuality is a disability just like any other - queers cannot help having defective genes that mutate their sexuality, so they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, just as if they were normal human beings.
Therefore, it is important to challenge the use of the word "gay" in a derogatory sense. Instead, people in authority should encourage the use of the phrase "that's so obese" to describe something unworthy instead. That's because, unlike male homosexuality, obesity is self-inflicted.
My opponent is correct that the phrase "that's so gay" is sometimes used quite legitimately to describe something effeminate, for example:
"Where's Elton John tonight?"
"He's gone to the theater with Ricky Martin to see the Billy Elliot stage musical."
"Oh, that's so gay."
"I'm going to order a 16oz rib-eye steak cooked rare and served with fries plus a large beer to wash them down with, what are you having George Michael out of the 80's pop group 'Wham'?"
"Can you order me the mushroom vol-au-vents plus fairy cakes served on a paper doily for desert, and I'll have a nice cup of chamomile tea to go with them. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to follow that big hairy truck driver into the gents toilets."
"Oh, that's so gay. That's gayer than AIDS, that is. I mean that's gayer than a pink leather posing-pouch with studs on it and a big slit up the back. In fact, that's even gayer than an Abba tribute album by Justin Bieber."
However, in the opening round I was referring to the more general use of the phrase, as the following definition from a respectable online dictionary illustrate:
'A negative and ignorant way to express how one feels about something they dislike, think is wrong, or don't care for.
1) "That's so gay my property taxes are going to be $9,000 this year"
2) "That's so gay the bar didn't have Grey Goose."
3) "Dawg, That's so gay the price of gas keeps going up."'
In this sense, the term "that's so gay" stigmatizes the pillow-biting community and should be replaced by "that's so obese".
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Vote Placed by bsh1 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Lol...I thought this debate had more potential than it realized. Ultimately, I buy that "gay" can be used derogatorily, and so it should be replaced. Pro wins. As for Con, he should've pointed out that Pro was replacing one derogatory word for another...Free speech was new in the last round, and so I couldn't, in good conscience, evaluate it.
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