Let’s #Swear & #Curse without Demeaning Females, Gays/Lesbians/Transgenders, Sexual Body Parts or Acts, Bodily Functions
from RealLife English
I am very tired of hearing/reading the same old curses and swears which demean, degrade, insult and brutalize females, GLBTs and human body parts, functions or sex acts.
Can’t we please be more creative AND less hurtful to particular groups of people?
I have loosely grouped these by the intentions or origins of their degradation. Any I forgot? Please feel free to add to this list, in the comments (https://wp.me/p2bP0n-24n).
I hereby declare a moratorium on the following words and phrases (when used expletives or insults), and their abbreviations, translations or close cousins.
PLEASE STOP USING THESE AS SWEAR WORDS:
motherfucker, mofo, MF, mother
fuck (in all its forms)
girly, girl, girls
bitch (as a noun), bitchy, bitch-face
gelding (not referring to a horse)
washboard (when referring to small-breasted females)
And, I want us to stop using insults such as these, which demean based on physical limitations:
I hereby am setting up a challenge:
Let’s come up with NEW ways to curse and swear that actually utilize disgusting traits, behaviors, and values/attitudes of those truly despicable. I’ll start.
Add “damn,” “damned,” “stinking,” “disgusting,” “awful,” “selfish,” etc., to any or all of the following, and combine them any way that feels appropriate:
What do you think about the insults that focus on low intelligence or limited functionality? I have negative feelings about these terms, when used to degrade,and mostly do not use these, either:
dope (as an insult, not drugs)
Also, feel free to use religion-based swears, if you’re all right with those and no one around you is offended. Do check.
I may also be able to tolerate insults that revolve around bowel movements and their consequences, although I do object to vilifying bodily functions. However, what about:
shit-face (but, with a “d,” it usually means very drunk)
crap, crappy, crapper
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