Sometimes I forget how deeply entrenched in gender my family is.
You CAN call a baby’s eyelashes pretty without harming his ego. I promise.
The majority of names made for white people seem to mean either “boring” or “historically devastating asshole.” My favorite slur for white folk so far is Moon Cricket.
The slur is used by some Native Americans against whites: “moon” as in pale, and “cricket” as in whites have big eyes and gangly legs. Whites also make annoying sounds like crickets.