Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobic slur; misogynist slur; rape culture.]

"He didn't use that word in that sort of context. It's a misunderstanding. If people are uneducated, that's not my [expletive] fault. It's slang for being a little bitch."—Mike Kogan, UFC fighter Nate Diaz's manager, explaining to FOXSports.com that his client didn't call fellow fighter Bryan Caraway a "fag" in a homophobic way; he called Caraway a "fag" because he's a little bitch. Geez, people.

[Note: The "expletive" was redacted by FOXSports, who also used "b****" in their original story.]

Diaz has been suspended, pending an internal investigation by the UFC.

Everything about this quote is fucking amazing. Slurs ripped from their historical context? Check. Slurs defended as though they exist in a void? Check. People who don't understand this magical new context are the ones with the problem? Check. Traditional masculinity treated as inherently ethical? Check. Homophobia and misogyny set up in juxtaposition to traditional masculinity and thus ethical behavior? Check. Conflation of "bitch" with "raped man"? Check. Conflation of homosexuality with male rape? Check.

And that's not even a comprehensive list. That's a lot of fuckery to pack into less than 30 words.

[H/T to Shaker koach.]

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