Essay The Word Faggot : A Powerful And Hateful Word

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Over time society has manipulated the meaning of many words. Imagine a word that was simply meant to be a bundle of sticks but as time past it became one of the most hateful words an individual can say to another human being. The word faggot is a very powerful and hateful word that leaves an impression on an individual’s life in both short term and long term time periods. The word faggot came from the word fagot which was from the late thirteenth century England and meant a bundle of sticks. Later on the word was used as faggot to rudely describe a woman in the United States in the 20th century. In the twenty first century the word faggot means a homosexual man but is perceived to be used as an offensive and rude way to call an individual a homosexual. The word faggot is problematic and degrading because it causes both homosexual and straight men to feel bad about themselves and it leaves them questioning their sexuality. To start off the word faggot is very damaging to any male it is said to. Faggot is a word that is easily used to degrade any male whether they are homosexual or heterosexual, disregarding the fact that the definition of faggot means a homosexual male. Males find the word faggot to be very degrading because of the way our society looks at homosexuals. Our society has many very unique stereotype against homosexual males. One of these stereotypes are when we think of a male who is a homosexual we get an image of a very feminine-like male who acts, talks,…

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