“That’s nice, but you still can’t use the word dyke.”

Let me get this straight: I, a queer person talking about my experiences as a queer person, can’t use the words and views levied against me as a queer person.

Source.

From the comic in question:

“People already assume I’m a dyke anyway, why blow a check to look like a ~fancy~ dyke?”

There are plenty of ways K. M. Claude could’ve worded that without using slurs they can’t reclaim.

K. M. Claude Defends Slurs (Again)

Looks like Claude’s defending slurs again. Specifically, they made a comic where they say they look like a dyke. People pointed out that it was inappropriate for men to use to that word in reference to themselves.

Highlights:

  • Accused lesbians of making this all about them, even though ‘dyke’ is a slur against lesbians. [x]
  • Accused people of personally attacking them for pointing out that men shouldn’t refer to themselves as dykes. [x]
  • Claimed only cis lesbians have a problem with this. [x]
    • This is transphobic because it’s erasing trans lesbians.
    • To make things worse, K. M. Claude accused everyone who had a problem with this of being a TERF. [x]

“They’re at it again with fetishizing intersex people. And this character looks like a baby. ’18 years old’ my ass, they look like they’re seven.”

Content warnings: Anti-intersex, transphobic slurs, explicit artwork of a character who appears to be underage

I agree, that character definitely doesn’t look like an adult. Compare this concept sketch of the character in question with the finished version.

I also noticed the filename for that image on K. M. Claude’s website is dertoddler-sfw-rs.png. According to Claude, this is supposed to be a pun on ‘der Tod’ (German for ‘death’) and Toddlers in Tiaras, a show about little girls who enter beauty pageants. I think it’s safe to assume the character was really intended to be a child, and Claude just added the age disclaimer to avoid getting in trouble.

They also refer to the character as a ‘futa’ in this post. ‘Futanari/futa’ is a slur against intersex people and trans women.

 

kmclaude:

One of many character design sketches for a comic idea I had. His name is Dominique and he’s the babyfaced dom in a D/s relationship. He’s about 23 but really plays up the innocent moe look and dolls up in dresses and other frilly things – I think if I remember my internet slang correctly, he’d be what some call a “trap”.

‘Trap’ is a slur used against trans people. It’s implying that trans people are only pretending to be the gender they identify as in order to trick cis people. Claude apparently thinks cis gay guys can use that slur even though cis people have no business reclaiming transphobic slurs.

Honestly, I find it hard to believe this is an innocent mistake because K. M. Claude has used transphobic slurs before and didn’t apologize for it.

“The fact that you’re comfortable using ‘futa’ after being made aware that it’s a slur against intersex and trans people a.) proves you’re a disgusting, bigoted cockroach and b.) you deserve to fucking rot.”

kmclaude:

Nowhere in its usage in its native language or in English is a slur. When discussing a word, I will use the word as that as the subject for discussion and unlike you I prioritize people over loan words.

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[Gif of Hermione saying, “Fear of a name only increases the fear of the thing itself.”]

Here’s a good explanation taken from your original receipts blog:

”It’s [futanari/futa] considered a slur because it’s almost exclusively used in pornography to objectify [and degrade] people.

  • It’s a slur against intersex people because ‘futanari’ means ‘hermaphrodite’
    in Japanese. ‘Hermaphrodite’ is a slur against intersex people.
  • It’s a slur against trans women and transfeminine people because people
    often use it to describe trans women/transfeminine people in a demeaning way.”