Posts tagged community post


Wow, I’m surprised to have so many followers so quickly. I really appreciate everyone’s reblogs. This is just a friendly reminder that I desperately need people to submit things! I’m only one person and what I come across and read about privilege can be very narrow, so I definitely want more perspectives. Please submit things if you find them!

How should slurs be handled?

I’m interested to know how people feel about handling slurs. I understand there are many efforts to reclaim certain words, but I am also aware that some words can’t be reclaimed or many people may feel uncomfortable reclaiming words and may be triggered by their use. Do people feel as though bleeping out one part of the word is effective? Or no? I’d like to see what people think about it. Which of the following ways would be useful?

  • Tr*iggering W*rd
  • [TW: Type Slur] (included before the word) (e.g. Racist Slur, Transphobic Slur, etc.)

Unfortunately, Tumblr doesn’t allow me to use HTML to make it so you only see the word if you highlight it, so that’s not an option. But I’m welcome to other suggestions because I’d really like to see what people think.