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This is just one of multiple articles I could source breaking down the deep racist, misogynist, and homophobic subtext of "cuck".
Great job posting the literal first result on google.
Should I have dug through a dozen more posts to prove my Google skills when the first one will suffice? Do you actually have a refutation of the source, other than some vague insinuation that I'm lazy or incompetent because I didn't cite a more obscure source, as though this has any bearing whatsoever on the validity of my point?
You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel to come up with something to attack me with.
It's more that you just low-effort copy-pasted an article that... Doesn't do what you want it to do. That also happens to be the literal first result on google. You can see why I'm laughing at you, right? Because your google-fu seems to be completely useless? First you couldn't find what CUKTIG meant and assumed it had something to do with cuckolding, and then you decided to grab the literal first result to back an argument that it, well, doesn't actually back.
It's not a racial slur, dude. It has a racial subtext but that does not make it a racial slur - a slur about someone's race. Nor is it a misogynist slur - a slur about being a woman.
Ask yourself, who's the primary target of the cuck insult? It's, shockingly, white men. Do you think they're being abused on the basis of their race and gender by its use?
They are being denigrated as not "real" men, not proper white men, and as traitors to their race and gender. The term also targets women indirectly by implying that "real men" control "their" women, targets black indirectly by invoking the idea of black inferiority and "black men coming to take our women" which was used as the pretext for innumerable lynchings, and targets gays indirectly by suggesting that "effeminate" men/not traditionally masculine men are not real men.
None of this constitutes a racial slur
, nor a misogynistic or even homophobic one. Are you not aware that a word or insult can have racial/misogynistic/homophobic underpinnings without necessarily constituting a racial/misogynistic/homophobic slur, especially when it isn't targetted at and used at members of that race?
Let's take a moment to consider what a slur is. In the current context, a slur is a derogatory, insulting term used to describe a group of people as a group of people. Racial slurs refer to members of a race
. Misogynistic slurs refer to women
. Homophobic slurs refer to gays
. 'Cuck' refers to a group that is smeared by association
, but not those groups. It is neither a racial slur, nor a misogynistic slur, nor even a homophobic slur (well, in and of itself - the way it's used contextually can certainly make it a homophobic slur, but on its own it merely denigrates a man for not controlling his women and her fucking other men.) It invokes its racial and misogynistic underpinnings for effect but is not itself a slur against those identifiable groups.
Why do you feel such a strong need to defend the term? Is it because you've used it yourself, and don't want to admit that you were using racist, misogynist, and homophobic rhetoric in doing so? Or are you just engaging in the typical Pavlovian response this board seems to have to anything I post?
You say dumb shit. We make fun of it. Welcome to SD.Net, where we get our fill of mocking stupid ideas. Let's unpack this particular paragraph and the stupid ideas it contains, shall we?
1. 'Defending the term'
2. 'You must have used it'
3. 'If you haven't, you must just be conditioned to dunk on me'
I'll cop to 3, as it goes. Dunking on you is hilariously easy and fun, because you continually say dumb shit and use words improperly without seeming to understand what they actually mean. For instance, 'racial slur' and 'decolonization'. As for 1, there's no defence of the term being advanced, just that it is not a racial slur
, which... it isn't
. As for 2, no, not really, outside of a few erotic encounters many years ago with some local fetishists where I had the very strange experience of being the 'bull'. Make of that what you will. That's 3 dumb ideas for the price of 1, which is just really great value for money.
The smart move would have been to leave it at 3 (which is, of course, correct - if still dumb) or perhaps to ask if my point - that a term can utilize racist rhetoric without necessarily belonging to the category of a racial slur - is a meaningful distinction. Instead, in typical TRR fashion, you decided to just really go all in and flop your nuts out on the table for a nice hammering.
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