|January 30, 2004|
Has anybody every called you derogatory names...if so, what names really
make you angry?
Oh, people used to call me Cake Mix and Smarty Pants and I don't know what all, and it really bugged me. But now I think Cake Mix is kind of cute and Smarty Pants was probably a compliment, if a sort of unpleasant one. Heck, it used to bug me when people called me Karen, because I went by my nickname most of the time.
I used to have a disproportionately large nose when I was younger, and I used to get called offensive Jewish nicknames before any of us really understood what they meant, but that was years ago. Although no one's ever used them against me, I particularly dislike harsh homophobic names like faggot, poof, dyke etc. They're used so abundantly, and it depresses me when I hear pre-teens describing things they dislike as 'gay'.
Of course I've been called names--everyone with a childhood has been called names. Those years are long past. Very few people dare to insult me these days (or perhaps they simply lack interest in me and my doings). Those who are prone to insults are not people I choose to listen to.
Oh, yesm absolutely. In fact, somebody at work called me a'jerk'...that probably lead to some of my death nightmares...but whatever...
Most people don't call me names(except my sisters) and I won't tell you what names really sent me on edge.
I was called
a "stupid white woman" once because I was pushed getting off
the subway and ended up stepping on an elderly woman's foot. Guess she
thought my race had something to do
My sister Karen used to on a regular basis... but that was when we were kids. If anyone is calling me names now I don't know about it.
No. I went
to a parochial school and that just wasn't allowed. As I got older, it
Probably, but I can't remember, so they must not have made me too angry.
Yeah, yeah. I've heard them all. And I got refreshed of the ones I might have forgotten when I quit my job today.
A kid in my third grade class always called me "fat lips" which is the only insult that sticks in my memory.
No. No derogatory names since...uh...college, I think! Yeay!