It's not a matter of intent. It's a matter of what you perpetuate by connoting gay with a negative adjective. The word "Gay" does not mean stupid/annoying/ etc. That is not the definition of the word nor has it ever been the definition of the word. So why do you continue to use it? It makes no sense to use gay as synonymous with any of those words. It's simply not what "gay" means. The only reason you choose to continue to do so is because you want to perpetuate negativity and bigotry.
Hi everyone--I have a question, which I'm sure will rile up the less-than-friendly folks on this board, but I am truly curious. I might be out of the loop because I'm older than the traditional law student.When people say stuff like "stop being gay" on these message boards, do they mean:a) stop being dumb (or something similar), as I've heard "gay" no longer necessarily means homosexual in this context, orb) stop being homosexual, as if the person said something stupid because s/he is actually gay and must therefore be stupid?Although some statements I've read on this board are clearly meant to be anti-gay, it seems like the above one might not actually be intended to be anti-gay. I want to know if I should think the person who wrote that (or something like it) is a homophobic idiot or not.Relatedly, why are there so many homophobic statements made on this board? Are law students as a group more homophobic than others, or are secretly gay-curious law students more likely than other groups to try to cover it up by gay-bashing?Thanks!
After taking a look at your post history, I do not think you are in the position to call anybody a "moron" or "immature".
I don't think 'logical fallacy' means what you think it means.