I could go on and on, but in the end, “slut” is an epithet based not on fact, but solely on skewed and hurtful judgment.
This country is obviously filled with well-meaning, law-abiding officers who spend their days making their communities safer. They are not and have never been the problem at hand. It’s those who go about their duties filled with prejudice, anger, and massive superiority complexes that have fueled America’s police officer problem.
Being an ally and acknowledging your role as part of the “all” is crucial to the demarginalization of minority groups.
There is weight in the words you let loose into the air. There is power in the connections they have to the past.
The paradox, of course, is that registering a hypersensitive complaint with the office of wow-why-would-you-say-something-like-that leaves you wide open for the exact kind of return argument that I’m refuting: being told not to be so offended by something offensive.