Watch What You Say: On The Accountability of Words (via The Crunk Feminist Collective)

Watch What You Say: On The Accountability of Words In a communication course last year my students and I reached an impasse when they insisted that words have no power.  When I challenged their overuse of popular, yet problematic, slang that is potentially offensive and harmful (i.e., saying something is “gay” or “retarded”) they claimed that words don’t mean anything, they are “just words.”  As a communication scholar and professor I offered theoretical and practical evidence to dismantle their … Read More

via The Crunk Feminist Collective

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