There’s quite the debate going on at another blog over the use of the term “big girl” to denigrate Senator Pat Roberts as a coward, with the predictable sides being argued—those who are telling offended (mostly) women to get a sense of humor, shut up, and focus on the big picture, and those who are arguing that sexism and sexist language is part of the big picture. I fall into the latter category. (Big surprise, eh?)
What do you think? If you don’t think it’s a big deal, would you object to Roberts being referred to as a big fag? What if he were said to be acting like a [insert a racial slur here]?