First, a little background:
I live in one of the deepest, darkest parts of the deep south, aka SC. I mean Strom Thurmond (who, incidentally did a ful-on feel up of my right breast during a photo op once) kept getting elected for crying out loud. In my adult life I have worked as a bartender, an actor, a construction manager, an outside sales rep for two construction material suppliers and 15 years as a property manager. I have also owned a property management company for the past 5 years. Mine is the only female owned PM company in Charleston. I have a rhino-thick skin. Yesterday, a person of the male persuasion who owes one of my clients money told me that as far as he was concerned “I could suck his dick”. The hate for me, just because I’m female, that was in his voice was overwhelming. I have been told by the police here that I have no civil or criminal recourse. I am absolutely livid. BTW this person was no kid, he’s 45 to 50 and I addressed him only as Mr. “Smith” and Sir.
Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised since I spend a lot of time telling folks 'round here with whom I am engaging in either business or casual conversation that I find the terms faggot, nigger, kike, hebe, lesbo, etc. offensive.
Sorry this post is so long, but I just had to vent to some (admittedly goofy) reasonable people who would not even consider using the kind of terminology I am, unfortunately, subjected to daily. And before anybody get their knickers in a knot, yes, I know that not all Southerners or South Carolinians are like this (but there seem to be quite a few in my neck of the woods).