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So according to an article from Washington Blade, Dykes on Bikes Win Trademark, the term dyke has been associated with gay pride. While I see this as a victory on one hand, considering "Dykes on Bikes" has been around for 3 decades now, I also see it as offensive in many other and most contexts that it is used. I remember elementary and middle school and some particular incidents where I was called "dyke", and I remember how much it hurt me then. I hope this decision won't make the use of dyke as an acceptable form of hate. It is offensive in most contexts.I would have to agree with my friend Samantha, of the blog 'Nothing too serious, yeah right', on this one. Although the exact term "Dykes on Bikes" may not be offensive, the term "dyke" is still offensive in most, if not all contexts. Some homophobe teen walking down the hall screams "dyke" at a lesbian teen... and no body does anything about it... that is what is going to happen if "dyke" starts to be seen as "unoffensive".