I actually wrote a whole article once on how “that sucks” is sexist language that sends a toxic message, if only subconsciously. But as Elle Beau ❇︎ points out, people speak quickly and without thinking about subtle meaning and etymology.

Case in point, I sometimes find myself saying something “sucks,” without intending to, even though I told myself I was going to remove it from my vocabulary.

Changing language habits takes a tremendous force of will!

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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