So I was in my dorm's cafeteria today, sitting at a table with two of my male friends, and two of my female friends. Someone was telling a story about an old man in Florida who had called Hillary Clinton a "dyke."
After we chuckled and shook our heads, I said, "I hope that guy dies before the election." I figured my friends would be with me on it, knowing that I'm not serious (I say stuff like that a lot; it's kind of a bad habit).
I was naive. They were almost as incensed that I had wished such a fate on a stranger as they were incensed that I had a problem with the word "dyke." There was some blah blahing about free speech, me trying to convince them that I didn't really want the guy to die, some assumptions that I wanted to censor the word "dyke," some of the other garbage that unfolds when people righteously defend themselves from the Feminazis' Political Correctness, and a friend telling me that I'd taken the feminism thing too far.
Really, now. Calling a woman "dyke" is okay?
My cafeteria table wasn't exactly a scientific survey, but man, do we have a long way to go.