"Wussy"

More

That was the word the faggot-guy used to defend Ann Coulter from any social disapproval associated with the word "faggot." A reader explains the provenance of the term:

We don't really think of it as much of a slur today, but as defined in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which helped popularize it back in the day, it really is. Says one male movie character to another:

"You're a wuss - part wimp and part pussy"

The misogyny behind it - as behind so much homophobia - is pretty clear.

By the way, a reporter tells of another joke making the rounds at CPAC here. Anti-Mormon and anti-gay. What a wonderful carnival conservatism now is.

Jump to comments

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

Writers

Up
Down