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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?

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.

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
  • Taffer- Because nobody likes assholes with bows
  • Knave - Knaves are bad people who choose to be bad
  • Darn
  • Gee willickers
  • Golly
  • Hamburgers/Veggieburgers
  • Nigger

Try to avoid

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

Don't use

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

  • Bitch
  • Slut
  • Nigger - homophobic
  • Your sword, or Jennivere will be horrified!

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.

  • Cunt
  • The Janitor's Key

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


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