Monday, April 23, 2012

The word "suck" is sexist.

I thoughtlessly used it earlier today, and then a few hours later I realized it should be on that list of words I'm not going to say anymore.  Except to talk about the word itself, of course.

It's sexist because it takes a roll or behaviour that is coercively assigned to women and then equates is to anything bad.

Sometimes people say, "Balls!" as an explitive.  I wonder if that's bad, too.  What if people said, "Ovaries!"?  Maybe using a term that's associated with women in any way is automatically (more) bad since women are the (more) oppressed group.

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