A Politically Correct Moment with Yours Truly
There’s a lot out there on the internet, and a lot of it is offensive. With websites like Rotten.com and TMZ.com, there’s no lack of gross-out pissed off attitude floating around. You get used to it if you’ve been on the internet for at least 90 days (and that probably applies to children as well).
Thing is, certain words still get me angry.
“Jap” is definitely on the top, if not the #1 word on my list.
The funny thing is, it wasn’t directed at me. It was on another Asian person’s online dating profile – an adjective he used to describe his hair.
This isn’t the same kind of angry I get when I see some of the dogs that are with us at Bill Foundation. That kind of angry is a whole other blog post (but would involve me ripping out the heart of the human who abused a cocker spaniel mix to the point where she snaps at anyone who makes eye contact).
As I mentioned on Twitter earlier, you can consider me old fashioned for not liking the term. You can use the term “Nip” or, if you’re in a rush and don’t want to play guessing games, I won’t get too touchy about being called a “Chink.”
But please, refrain from the abbreviated J-word. Thanks.