The girls’ soccer team at Immaculate High School celebrated a goal that helped them win the championship game. A copy editor for the local newspaper placed a caption beneath a picture that stated they were actually celebrating one of their teammates coming out as a lesbian. The caption was considered offensive and unprofessional.
While the copyeditor was lying, and so violated journalistic principles, what he (?) was lying about shouldn’t have been an issue. Yes, it’s stereotyping female atheletes, but you know, some women athletes are lesbians. So are some fashion models. If “lesbian” wasn’t a “bad word” would people have reacted so strongly?
The day when calling somebody a “lesbian” is considered a statement of fact and not an insult will be a good fucking day. Why’s “lesbian” have to be a curse word?
I enjoy being mistaken for a lesbian. Doesn’t bother me a bit. Why should it?