1 day ago
The man behind the jacket...(see prior post). Exploring #provincetown one #bigshotpolaroid at a time:
”I’ve been called a Faggot more times than i'm willing to count. At first it really stung, I used to be so offended by the word. But the thing is, it's just a word, and I am a Faggot. At some point you have to take these things that hurt and wear them as a badge of pride. I've embraced and reclaimed this word for myself. I polished it up and made it shine. It's a power word now.
Faggot is one of those words that you hear straight people throw around pretty often. To mean something derogatory, less than, weak. Faggot is a slur straight men use to pump up their fragile masculinity to the detriment of someone else's. I dare anyone try and put me down by calling me a Faggot, because there's a whole group of Faggots standing right behind me. Us Faggots stick together.”
“Robert I” Provincetown, MA 2019
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