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.
- 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
- Gee willickers
Try to avoid
- Any form of fuck that assumes penetration is a bad thing for the receptive partner
- Dark patches in hallways
Unless you're making fun of people who use these words in a sexist way...
- Nigger - homophobic
- Your sword, or Jennivere will be horrified!
- Nazi - Marginalizes groups based on their privilege levels
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.
- The Janitor's Key
- Ugly Lesbian
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 kill demons and some of which do not
- Piss, piss off
- God's teeth
- Water Arrows
- Smelly Sock
- Dollar Bill
- The Queen's Chamberpot
- Lord of the Shits
- Shit Worshipper
- Rider of the Feces Horse
- Sauron, Lord of Shit