Steve Sailer, who wins bonus points for correctly employing the often-misused expression “rough trade”:
One of the reasons the national media keeps making ever-stupider mistakes about local police-blotter items is that pragmatic wisdom about human beings is increasingly demonized as stereotyping.
For example, there’s a two-word phrase that ought to have occurred to journalists when thinking about a case involving an affluent 34-year-old gay and a poor 22-year-old, and it’s not “hate crime.”
Instead, it’s “rough trade.”
But that term seems to have disappeared from public consciousness for being “homophobic” (i.e., not on GLAAD’s Approved List).