Lesbians Trademark "Dykes on Bikes"

Reuters reports that a group of lesbians in San Francisco managed to trademark the phrase "Dykes on Bikes". Apparently, lesbian ...

Lesbian bikersReuters reports that a group of lesbians in San Francisco managed to trademark the phrase "Dykes on Bikes".

Apparently, lesbian groups have been trying to trademark this phrase for a long time, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied previous applications on grounds that the work "dyke" was derogatory.

But the National Centre for Lesbian Rights and the Brooke Oliver Law Group said the word "dyke" is no longer viewed as derogatory.
"Within the lesbian community that term has been reclaimed as a very positive term that denotes strength and pride and empowerment," said Shannon Minter, a lawyer for the National Centre for Lesbian Rights.
Gee, I didn't know that. I guess I'll use "dyke" more often.

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  1. "I'll use 'dyke' more often," sounds like a negative comment toward the word, and the entire meaning stated in itself. you should really watch your wording and use of sarcasm.

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  2. "You should really watch" sounds threatening and offensively vulgar toward the intent of the writer of "I'll use 'dyke' more often." Please be aware that non-dykes can be overly sensitive.

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  3. You should both relax.

    Live and let live.

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  4. the sassy, turn on word 'dyke' can be said anywhere, who cares if the headrosexual better known as " straight" people dont like it!!!! this is america!!!!!!!!! freedom of speech!!!!!!

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  5. The author was probably implying that if they used it frequently, there would be complaints or feelings of resentment from the lesbian community.

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