if you write a lot about racism you don’t throw racial slurs around
If you write a lot about gay rights you don’t throw gay slurs around
But if you write a lot about feminism it’s totally acceptable to regularly call women cunts and bitches
actually a lot of queer activists use the words ‘dyke’ and ‘fag’ and you know, ‘queer.’
the difference is it’s done to ACTUALLY reclaim the words; i.e. they are used as positive and friendly nouns and adjectives. terms of identity and community. on the other hand ‘feminists’ still use cunt and bitch and other gendered slurs as insults. that’s not reclamation, that’s using a word exactly the way it was defined by the patriarchy.