Sorry for the delay in replying — life and getting burned out being yelled at in the doctorwho
community kind of burned me out. Also, the latest
episode ... sigh.
Anyway ......it's not your word to reclaim.
Per my subject-line, that's not what I said. I said that it had already
been re-claimed and so was fair game.
What I think I should
have done though, was to reiterate why I'd used it in the first place. Which was for two reasons. One to emphasize my belief that Moffat was throwing a bone to those who'd been complaining about the lack of (dare I say "queer"?) queer characters in post-Davies Who
— remember the same episode that introduces Jeeny and Vastra also gave us the Fat and Thin Gay Marines? — as well as my believe that fans latched onto them because
they were, well, hot dykes. It sure as well wasn't because they had well-developed characters.
So yeah. Besides the fact that in my world, the term is a neutral descriptive, in context I was using it to ram home my points.
I'd like to apologize, but the best I can do is offer that mealy-mouthed "I'm sorry you were offended" bit. 'Cause I am
sorry you were offended, but only because I like you, not because I think I did anything wrong.