Do you know the site nohomophobes.com? It’s a site that draws attention to the use of homophobic words by monitoring the use of 4 expressions: Faggot, Dyke, No Homo and So Gay. It was made by Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta and they could of course also have chosen other homophobic expressions to test.
If you want to test a few homophobic words yourself, try using xiive.com on a word like faggot in a few different forms:
The people behind nohomophobes.com says:
We no longer tolerate racist language, we’re getting better at dealing with sexist language, but sadly we’re still not actively addressing homophobic and transphobic language in our society.
You can of course also use xiive.com to test if we’re getting better at not using misogynistic words.
We just have to warn you – it’s not exactly something that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling… Maybe you want to follow it up with something lovable and beautiful: Babies, kittens, puppies, baby seals, sunflowers and baby gorillas.