Reblogged from sociopath-for-hire
How about those misplaced priorities?
Heavens! A swear! *faints*
Fox & Friends dislikes these shirts.
Seeing them made me want to brofist the President.
It takes a lot of courage to not consciously edit your every sentence around people. We normally do it because we’re afraid of something, be it public condemnation, be it educational or employment-related suspensions or losses, or any other thing. But so-called “vulgarity” is not a sign of the speaker’s vocabulary any more than any other language is. All it is is language. Words. Words with connotations that we ascribe to them.
And if you think that the words have power, it is only because you have given them power over you. That’s not a slap in the face, or rather, it’s not meant to be, because we’re told from day one that these words mean something. It’s still taboo to say fuck in a church. I know. I’ve done it.
And people like Fox and Friends want you to fear this language. I don’t know why. Actually, yes, I do. It’s obvious. Somewhere along the line it became apparent that the Moral Majority believes that God has some sort of specific prohibition against language, like he apparently has a list up there of what words are “okay” to say or not, despite the fact that, well…all of them were innovated after the widespread publication of the Bible. Fuck comes from various words, usually they can be traced back to words that mean “to strike”. But the simple fact is that those who care more about their religion than their species want you to be afraid of “fuck”. Why? Because it means, has always meant, and probably always will, “to have sexual intercourse”. And as we all know, sex is strictly regulated, prohibited, and shamed all to fucking hell.
Take your words back. Use your language the way you want to. And when (not if) people challenge you, tell them why.
Very well said Cougar.
What makes me laugh about Fox & Friends going off on this is the fact that nowhere on the shirt does it even SAY “fucking”. It _IMPLIES_ it with the
acronym BFD. I don’t know about everyone else, but I had no idea what the fuck an acronym was until I was old enough to have heard the word ‘fucking’ in numerous other contexts other than shirt form.
But either way, Obama’s my FUCKING President and I love that FUCKING MOTHERFUCKER! ;)