Every now and then we come across words that grind our gears.
And no, we’re not just talking about a list of really derogatory and sexist words and phrases because that list can go on forever. It’s about the things we hear or say in everyday conversation by both men and women.
Status updates with words like “baby bump” on Facebook, someone calling you out on “PMSing” when you’re pissed off, or constantly reading about “leaning in” is kinda getting old.
There are millions of words that degrade women on daily basis and however surprising it may sound but there used to be a time when (feminist or not) we were all okay with hearing it.Words that were once unassuming, have turned into insults, thanks to our continued denigrating usage and prejudiced thinking.
Ironically enough, most of these words are all associated with women. Words that were earlier used to name a person’s profession now reek of patriarchal filth.