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But more often than not yes.
Just not in the strawman 'you're definitely a concertedly misogynistic scumbag for saying it' sense
as an expletive, not sexist. used more pointedly, can be, but so can most language in the right context
i say it all the time tho so it's ok
When one of them called Margaret Thatcher a cunt, and the other said that was a sexist thing to say.
I stayed out of it.
but this, and motherfucker, are considered the two 'worst' swear words*, and both relate to women in one way or another.
*excluding racist words
even if it's "not meant as sexist"?
i think it's sexist that cunt is regarded as stronger than cock, and twat is regarded as stronger than dick.
And that fatherfucker doesn't exist as a thing.
be more likely to use it in the sense of 'stop being a daft twat' to a friend whereas dick is a more sincerely felt expression of antipathy like 'that guy is such a fucking dick'
maybe I'm the sexist then - I use dick as a verb quite a lot, e.g. "he keeps dicking around on the internet".
also in your example, if you swapped the words daft and fucking, the former would sound like the expression of antipathy.
in short: I'm on surer ground with cunt vs cock
twat and dick can both be used for softer or harsher purposes depending on context and tone
language is fun
that's just stupid
certainly not in the same way as calling someone a bitch or a slut or something like that... just the etymology could be construed as sexist.
(along with nigger maybe?) refers to women. And that, with nigger, people generally have an idea of why it's bad, but with cunt there's just a vaguely ignored discomfort.
I'd say they are at least remotely comparable, for very obvious reasons.
Comparisons don't mean things have to be entirely equal on all levels and it's silly to imply that anyone comparing the two terms is literally saying the n-word is as bad as the c-word, especially when they obviously aren't.
the history of each respective term and how it's been used, no they're really not comparable at all, on any level really.
it's one of the strongest expletives, but that doesn't mean it's hateful
But what is it that makes it the *strongest* expletive? Those are two words that i simply can't imagine saying at work without being met with a certain degree of shocked disapproval. I don't think i can really come up with any others, which is something that i find quite interesting.
Strongest, most offensive, hateful, shocking, whatever, let's not get too defensive here.
I try not to use it for that reason.
this can only be solved by a this vote (see first two posts)
i've thrown in my cunting lot
really abrasive, itended-to-be-offensive words for female genitalia OR soft, infantile and neutering words for female genitalia?
whatever it was
imo tbh tbf
"Did you get your fingers in the till?"
Music of Dick Origin Awards :(
call people a dick/cock too to balance it out
(excluding american usage as a gendered slur reserved for women, which is obviously sexist)
in conclusion, we should all start using the word cunt a lot more freely to even things out. personally i use them quite interchangeably but generally favour cunt for men and dick for women, just to shake things up.
i remember once when i was a kid i used the word prick in front of my dad and he was like don't say that word you know you're not supposed to swear, and i was really confused and didn't realise it was a swearword, because i thought it was just a funny insult based on the fact that it hurts when you prick your finger.
it can have an entirely, legitimately benign meaning in everyday language - so much so that if used correctly the alternative won't childishly creep into the audience's mind - but when used forcefully, as an expletive insult, it can be *devastating*
my brother was called Richard and we called him Dick sometimes, I used to think the swear was referring to an annoying idiot
that in our society the worst word we can use to describe a man is one that implies he is female genitalia.
I would say it's used directed at men more and tbh I'd prob be shocked if someone said it at a woman (in anger, obv it's used among friends jokely quiet a bit too).
I remeber being quite shocked at how freely it was used when I moved to London, don't know if that's changed and it's used more everywhere now.
I guess the question is if it is sexist then why? Pretty much all swear words revolve around gentalia of men and women and there are female based ones that I would say are mild like fanny and twat so it's not a taboo thing.
a bit harsh as I had previously complemented him as 'a treasure'
touch my cunt
I guess you can reclaim words, can't you - e.g. queer. (I think).
a Vulva Girl, right
Has the moment finally arrived when I'm no longer with it?
and you're not alone, I've been allocated as your no-longer-hip sponsor.
THOUGHT MY HEADPHONES WERE PLUGGED IT. BEAMER.
I take it back, I'm cooler than all of you for not knowing
a really weird eggy smell wafted in from outside. the combine effect...
by the way - I GET IT NOW - SCREW YOU LUCIEN
I had to put my cup of tea down. Good.
freely and liberally. it could be sexist if you wanted it to be i suppose. otherwise it's just a good, satisfying swear.
are all cows female? like, actual bovine farm animals. are they all female? dogs can be male or female.
fuck this. i'm using 'DAMN FUCKING FOOL' for every insult from now on.
This is really basic stuff, c_r
yeah there's no word for cow the generic animal
wait what IS an ox
yoked by an ancient greek farmer and made to carry straw
what's the non-gendered word for cow, was the question.
Cows are gentle creatures with nice eyes and lashes.
need to reclaim it back off losers
Think it sounds like a nice word. Phonetically, like. Apparently it comes from the word 'Quaint' though that might be made up.
i don't want it to be sexist cos it's fun to say
No you don't because it was the 80s.
But next time you find yourself worrying about stuff like this, just imagine Ben Elton's face.
Double seat, double seat, gotta get a double seat.
If used to describe a woman = sexist
If used as a derogatory term for a man = not sexist
If used occasionally in the right circumstances = effective/funny
If used frequently in various circumstances = not effective/unfunny
Favourite use in a film: The Business – “Did someone order a cunt? Cos one's just showed”
2nd Favourite use in a film: Glengarry Glen Ross – "You stupid fucking cunt. I'm talking to you, shithead. . . . Whoever told you could work with men?"
i like its use in american beauty
Haahaha. Prick and twat.
As colorfully as possible I hope
It is all about reclaiming it and using it as simply a very good swear. I just don't think it's been fully reclaimed yet and a lot of people use it as a gendered insult so it's still all about context zzz
for any word that has been used as a slur against others in the past?
Genuinely interested, cause I don't think it has.
If you think it's sexist, 'reclaiming' it as a man is bullshit.
Not like America or w/e but I reckon histories like that are more individual anyway. I've definitely experienced men using it against women in a sexist way.
I don't think I'm reclaiming it for me as such, I just don't feel comfortable using it irl because I think it is heavily weighted term against women, it's still loaded. I don't really know where I stand with it I guess. I called my cat a cunt this morning though. He's a boy cat.
Can you give an example of where you've heard it? I'm intrigued.
This time (arguably)
But mostly when out at night and you hear a drunk man shouting it at a woman for not appreciating his advances and such
'Bitch' and 'slag' yes.
Margaret Thatcher example is pretty shakey. I mean, if anyone was one, whatever the gender, she'd qualify.
a beloved cunt?
it's jsut the actual word i used to say vagina in normal circumstances.
It's the worst swear word. And it refers to women. Every time you use it as an insult, you're effectively saying that to be a woman is the worst thing you can possibly think of.
At least that's what I hear.
is to normalise it.
I find myself saying "See you nex... see you Tuesday next week"
But I really don't think that would work.
We just need a new "worst" word, that's all, one that isn't gendered, or anything.
Just imagine what you'd go through.
Unless you're doing some penetrative scissoring or something. Which I absolutely would be.
as would I
so happy we've found common ground at last
probably not, but I just like looking at Frank Zappa in a suit