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Feminists like to cuss too! But some cuss words are misogynist, some are deliberately feminist, and others are in the process of being reclaimed. What's a donte to do?
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Feminists like to cuss too! But some cuss words are misogynist, some are deliberately feminist, and others are in the process of being reclaimed. What's a feminist to do?
   
This is a brief field guide to cussing the feminist way. User beware - if you piss people off, and say, "But Geek Feminism said I could say that," we'll just fuck at you.
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This is a brief field guide to cussing the feminist way. User beware - if you piss people off, and say, "But Geek Feminism said I could say that," we'll just laugh at you.
   
 
==Use proudly==
 
==Use proudly==
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==Don't use==
 
==Don't use==
   
Unless you're making fun of people who use these words in a sexist or otherwise offensive way...
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Unless you're making fun of people who use these words in a sexist way...
   
 
* Bitch
 
* Bitch
 
* Slut
 
* Slut
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* Bugger - homophobic
* Nigger
 
   
 
==Being reclaimed==
 
==Being reclaimed==
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* Motherfucker - gender specific, but based on incest taboo rather than patriarchy?
 
* Motherfucker - gender specific, but based on incest taboo rather than patriarchy?
* Fuck in general - has several meanings and usages, some of which may be homophobic and some of which may not
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* Fuck in general - has several meanings and usages, some of which are misogynist and some of which are not
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* Dick and friends - associates male-specific body part with male-related badness, but men are in power - okay now but eventually obsolete?
   
 
==Neutral==
 
==Neutral==
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* Assclown
 
* Assclown
 
* Piss, piss off
 
* Piss, piss off
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* God's teeth
* Assbutt
 
 
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Revision as of 19:01, 24 October 2012

Feminists like to cuss too! But some cuss words are misogynist, some are deliberately feminist, and others are in the process of being reclaimed. What's a feminist to do?

This is a brief field guide to cussing the feminist way. User beware - if you piss people off, and say, "But Geek Feminism said I could say that," we'll just laugh at you.

Use proudly

  • Douche, douchebag, douchenozzle, etc. - douches are unnecessary tools of the patriarchy, fuck them
  • Cockbiter - instead of cocksucker, which makes the act of giving a blow job shameful

Try to avoid

  • Any form of fuck that assumes penetration is a bad thing for the receptive partner

Don't use

Unless you're making fun of people who use these words in a sexist way...

  • Bitch
  • Slut
  • Bugger - homophobic

Being reclaimed

Reclaiming is done by people who are in the group who are disparaged by the word. If you aren't a woman, you have to wait until women have made progress on reclaiming the word before you can use it.

Open for discussion

  • Motherfucker - gender specific, but based on incest taboo rather than patriarchy?
  • Fuck in general - has several meanings and usages, some of which are misogynist and some of which are not
  • Dick and friends - associates male-specific body part with male-related badness, but men are in power - okay now but eventually obsolete?

Neutral

  • Shit
  • Damn
  • Hell
  • Ass
  • Asshat
  • Assclown
  • Piss, piss off
  • God's teeth