Other Words I’d Like Women To Reclaim

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It’s great that women are taking bad words like “bitch” and “bossy” that have traditionally been used to slander women. While we’re at it, I have a few more words women should try to reclaim as a way to empower ourselves.

  • Menstruating: I no longer want us to talk about menstruating like it’s a bad thing. I’d like there to be a female menstruating (getting your period), and a male mens-true-ating (men telling the truth). Like the female menstruating, yes, men can get an object inserted into their bodies to prevent them from ever having to tell the truth.
  • Farting: Let’s call it what it really is: A release of toxic masculinity that slowing seeped into our systems
  • Queefing: Let’s call it what it really is: A fart.
  • Curvy: Everything has curves have you heard of gravity?
  • Ma’am: Maybe ‘ma’am’ was meant to be the contraction of ‘MAn is not as good as I AM.”
  • Bubbly: Bubbly should only be used to describe wonderful things like women and Prosecco, or maybe just Prosecco.
  • Ice Queen: As least you’re royalty!
  • Flaky: Flaky must mean you’re so thin you’re practically a cornflake!
  • The Ladies Room: Can we make this the Senate?
  • Cold: It’s a natural reaction to the weather!
  • Bacne: Let’s not make this about acne on our backs. Let’s make it about looking back on acne.
  • Airhead: Better it be filled with air than with a brain tumor, as my mother always says.
  • Frumpy:  This sounds like great excuse to wear sweatpants to a gala.
  • Crazy: Let’s make ‘crazy’ an acronym for all positive words: Cool. Rare. Assertive. Zoo. Young.   
  • Spinster: I am crushing SoulCycle!
  • Hoe: How else would we grow vegetables? Women keep this society alive?
  • Force of Nature: So is snow, and without snow, we’d have to go to work everyday!
  • Polite: I will cut you.

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