Odds and Ends
23 10, 10:13pm
Here's the thing: the term is and has been offensive for a long time. You obviously realize this because you stuck a disclaimer about it on your post. When called on it, you doubled down about how you're "only using the term affectionately." The problem is that you're not a member of the group, which means that you don't get to decide that they shouldn't be offended by it. As someone who's not a member of the group, you can't reclaim it. And there isn't any sort of big push in the actual community to do so.