Tag Archive: Sexist epithets

May 12 2014

The performativity of class status

Ally Fogg on the other hand has an interesting (as opposed to familiar and deadly-boring) post on the meanings and resonances of “cunt” in the UK, with an emphasis on the class aspect. In my last blog, I noted in passing that I am prone to using very offensive language, including the word ‘cunt.’ I …

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May 10 2014

Ubiquitous? Actually, no.

PZ has a post on The Cunt Question (that’s where I saw Maki Naro’s tweet, and there are more there). The defenses are hilarious, irrational, and indignant. It’s incredibly common to see people protest that it’s a perfectly acceptable word; everyone says it in England; it doesn’t have any sexual connotations at all, because apparently, people in …

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May 09 2014

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Another blow struck for the right to call people cunts. Ricky Gervais If you grabbed Hitler and shouted “stop killing innocent people you cunt”, someone on Facebook would call you out on your sexist language. And? Has Ricky Gervais ever done a Facebook post saying “If you grabbed Hitler and shouted ‘stop killing innocent people …

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Mar 30 2012


I’m reading Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven. The core facts: a Mormon man [Dan Lafferty] converted to radical polygamist female-subservientist fundamentalist Mormonism and converted his five brothers. The oldest brother [Ron Lafferty] was divorced by his wife as a result. The wife [Brenda] of the youngest [Allen] resisted all of them. Ron and Dan killed her and the pair’s …

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Sep 29 2011

What misogynists call outspoken women

It’s about time. Rebecca has pointed out the activities of her more obsessed and malevolent haters. I’ve been following one particular clump of them, at intervals, all this time – yes they’re still at it. Would you believe it? I’ve now amassed a following of obsessive creeps who have seemingly devoted their lives to hounding …

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