This poem came about because I’m interested in etymology, and looked up the history of the word “faggot” out of curiosity. To discover it was once a contemptuous term for women was a lightbulb moment in my head. In all honesty, I was also listening to “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk at the time, and…well…listen to the track, then listen to the poem. But really, there are homophobes who feel they have no problem with lesbians. They use this as evidence they’re not homophobes when it’s actually just about appropriation. They think of lesbians only in a porn context (which kind of ignores the “lesbian” bit). If you hate gay men, you hate me. End of story.