4.24.14 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshot_137x185I’m always fascinated by the war on words.

This word is offensive. That word has been reclaimed. And the other word is only okay if it’s used by someone within a certain group or community.

It’s confusing, and if you’re involved in the LGBT community at all, you’ve heard the discussion over LOGO’s decision to pull the “She-Mail” segment from future episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The tongue-in-cheek reference to the host’s communication with the cross-dressing contestants survived for five-and-a-half seasons. But when a “She-Male” titled challenge was thrown into the mix, it raised half-cocked eyebrows even further north.

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