by: In Our Words Staff
Welcome to Anyone’s Business, where you make your business known. It’s an article built by you, stemming from responses from a question we pose. This week’s question is mainly posed to women, but all genders may reply:
Do you find the drag community/ and partially the gay community’s use of the term fishy (as a means of describing high femme or very “passable as women” queens), or cunt/cunty (as an adjective for ferociously feminine persons), offensive? Fishy or serving fish is reminiscent of long standing, and fairly misogynistic, jokes about the smell of vaginas. Cunt or cunty has long been a derogatory term for a vagina and aggressive or non-conforming women. Is it okay for drag queens, who are for the most part men who dress as women (and do not identify as women), to appropriate these terms, to be the ones to retool their meaning?