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Wordslut : a feminist guide to taking back the English language

Wordslut : a feminist guide to taking back the English language

Author: Amanda Montell
Publisher: New York : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
The word bitch conjures many images for many people, but it is most often meant to describe an unpleasant woman. Even before its usage to mean a female canine, bitch didn't refer to gender at all--it originated as a gender-neutral word meaning genitalia. A perfectly innocuous word devolving into a female insult is the case for tons more terms, including hussy--which simply meant housewife--or slut, which meant an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Montell
ISBN: 9780062868879 006286887X 9780062868886 0062868888
OCLC Number: 1051052154
Description: 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Meet sociolinguistics : what all the cool feminists are talking about --
slutty skank hoes and nasty dykes : a comprehensive list of gendered insults i hate (but also kind of love?) --
wait... what does the word woman mean anyway? : plus other questions of sex, gender, and the language behind them --
"mm-hmm, girl, you're right" : how women talk to each other when dudes aren't around --
women didn't ruin the english language --
they, like, invented it --
how to embarrass the shit out of people who try to correct your grammar --
how to confuse a catcaller (and other ways to verbally smash the patriarchy) --
fuck it : an ode to cursing while female --
"cackling" clinton and "sexy" scarjo : the struggle of being a woman in public --
time to make this book just a little bit gayer --
cyclops, panty puppet, bald-headed bastard (and 100+ other things to call your genitalia) --
so... in one thousand years, will women rule the english language?
Responsibility: Amanda Montell.


Even before its usage to mean "a female canine," bitch didn't refer to women at all-it originated as a gender-neutral word for "genitalia." A perfectly innocuous word devolving into an insult  Read more...


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