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Jan 31 2013, 09:40 AM
- May 20, 2009
I would think prisoners could come up with something better than gay boy.
- Jan 31 2013, 03:09 AM
- Jan 30 2013, 07:58 PM
- Jan 30 2013, 07:37 PM
I've asked this before, and no one answered, but...is "gay boy" a slur? I mean the way he said it was pretty dismissive and condescending, but is that term actually a slur?
In this case? Absolutely. Anything can be used as a slur -- it's all about context. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slur
Definition of SLUR
a : an insulting or disparaging remark or innuendo : aspersion
A phrase does not have to be on record as a well-known "slur" in order to qualify as one. Yes, technically, Will is
gay and he is
a boy, hence, he is
a gay boy, but Nick is clearly stating this in a disparaging manner. We know this based not only on his tone, but also on his own admission that he believes that being gay is wrong. He's not stating a fact, he's being derogatory and contemptuous.
I'm not sure why they didn't just stick with the more obvious slur "fairy", which T has used on at least one occasion, if they were unwilling to use "faggot", but in any case, when Nick says "gay boy", it definitely qualifies as a gay slur.
I think Nick is using prison slang when he uses the term "gay boy".In prison it is proabably a derogatory term that applies to weaker prisoners who are used for sexual purposes by more dominant prisoners.