Aw, man, that was my favorite cussword. April 14, 2008Posted by phledge in fat, yellow bile.
In last post I brutalized a quasi-troll who purported that “fat causes global warming.” Well, I called him/her/it a “cocksucker.”
On the way back to school from lunch I, for no apparent reason, looked at that word from a feminist perspective, and whoops. Oh, man, not cool. Because the inherent meaning—someone who engages in fellatio—implies that those who engage in such activity, usually a hetero or bi woman, or a gay or bi man, have something for which to be ashamed or apologetic. Let me be the first to say that I am most definitely a cocksucker and I do not say that to spew TMI all over y’all, but it’s clear to me that I can no longer use that term in its deliciously accusatory form.
So, everyone, give me some good replacements. I have absolutely no compunction about swearing but I have lots of issues with vilifying that which falls into the broad spectrum of human sexual expression.