to ask really nicely that people think twice before referring to other women as bitches?

(75 Posts)
FlouncingMintyy Sat 09-Feb-13 16:09:44

Even the ones you hate?

It is so vile and, I believe, the ultimate women-hating word.

I've done a quick search and its been used on here nearly 400 times this week.

Pretty please thanks

atacareercrossroads Sat 09-Feb-13 16:11:15

Yanbu to ask wink

I call men bitches too, equality an all that.....

Sugarice Sat 09-Feb-13 16:13:08

It's not a word that offends me so I'll continue to use it when I fancy. wink

HecateWhoopass Sat 09-Feb-13 16:15:56

I think the c word is the ultimate woman hating word. (I always think that if I type it, my mother will leap out from behind something and tan my backside wink)

But yes, I am trying to retrain myself in my use of insults. It's not something you tend to think about, but when you look into the history of the words, and think about what it is you are saying and why - you do realise that most of them are very anti-woman.

I'm trying to stick with arsewipe and shit for brains.

What we need is a big long list of good ones to use instead. grin

Pagwatch Sat 09-Feb-13 16:16:02

Sure thing cuntbag smile

Pagwatch Sat 09-Feb-13 16:17:01

Hec!

We spoke about this! Seriously, we need to confer before posting!

<<rolls eyes>>

Pancakeflipper Sat 09-Feb-13 16:17:23

I am not bothered about the word bitch.

I find people saying women are cunts really horrid. In fact I find it hard to even type the word without shuddering cos' I am such pathetic drip. But others don't find it offensive and in fact like it. So I just avoid the cunt threads.

cluelesscleaner Sat 09-Feb-13 16:18:07

The word bitch doesn't offend me where as Cunt really is vile.

Pagwatch Sat 09-Feb-13 16:18:18

I like cockmonkey as a go to insult.
Arsewipe is good to.

PimpMyHippo Sat 09-Feb-13 16:18:18

Agreed - although my personal most hated word is "slut". It sounds so hateful, it makes me shudder.

HecateWhoopass Sat 09-Feb-13 16:19:32

blush I'm sorry, paggy.

It won't happen again.

grin

catgirl1976 Sat 09-Feb-13 16:19:34

I like bitch and it's gender neutral to me

FlouncingMintyy Sat 09-Feb-13 16:20:06

I rarely see, for eg, "she was a cunt" used as a descriptor on here, it usually used in an affectionate way, in't it Pag?

But "she was a bitch" is casually used all the time.

Women-hating.

Sugarice Sat 09-Feb-13 16:20:42

Bell end is the one word I dislike for some reason.

Whore is another.

BabyRoger Sat 09-Feb-13 16:20:58

I don't find bitch offensive either. I agree that words like 'slut' or 'slapper' are offensive and I would never use them.

Startail Sat 09-Feb-13 16:21:05

Sorry YABU
As I said on the other thread, I only use it when it is totally deserved.

Just I reserve bastard for DSIS's best friends two timing, lying ex.

A very very small number of people are cunts and require accurate descriptions.

Cunt and wanker are unusable out loud in my social circle, so bitch and bastard have to suffice.

(Yes, bastard is actually unisex, but it has a good masculine ring to it.)

gwenniebee Sat 09-Feb-13 16:21:37

How can bitch be gender neutral?! It's distinguishes a female dog from a male dog - hardly gender neutral!

I agree - horrid word, as is calling people cunts.

FuriousRox Sat 09-Feb-13 16:23:31

Bitch is so so horrible I think. We used to use it all the time at school and I now loathe it. It's perhaps quite a personal thing though by the sounds of the other responses. I almost never use it but did slip up recently when describing the doc that performed an episiotomy on me/hacked me apart 15 weeks ago!

Pagwatch Sat 09-Feb-13 16:23:33

<<nods>> yes. Always affectionate. My best friends are cunts grin

I guess i just refuse to accept that women's genetalia must be the worst thing you can call someone. So I am uncomfortable with the weird special status it seems to have.
I get more irritated by insults based around any woman who dares to be over 50 - old cow, old hag etc etc. used on here a lot

catgirl1976 Sat 09-Feb-13 16:23:37

I like "cunty"

As in "that was really cunty"

But I would rarely call anyone cunt except in jest

Bitch is a great word

Slut and slapper etc are awful

HecateWhoopass Sat 09-Feb-13 16:25:16

While we're on the subject.

Is it offensive when i call you lot a bunch of bastards? Which I do on a regular basis. grin

eg, that bunch of bastards have had me googling so many revolting things that when I upgrade my pc I will have to bash this one into tiny pieces and eat them.

JumpingJackSprat Sat 09-Feb-13 16:25:20

soooo... what do we call bitchy people who are bitches if not bitch? there are worse words out there.

catgirl1976 Sat 09-Feb-13 16:26:02

gwennie

It's not gender neutral when describing an animal but it is for people

IME it is used to men as much as women. I call male friends bitches or tell them "don't be such a bitch" etc, so in those terms of use it's neutral

cluelesscleaner Sat 09-Feb-13 16:26:14

And Cunt isn't the ultimate woman hating word!?

Sugarice Sat 09-Feb-13 16:27:05

Yes what is an alternative for bitchy; gossipy, snippy,judgy?

None of them have the right ring hmm

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