Terms that refer to women in a derogatory manner

@kellys3ps (3728)
United States
September 22, 2008 10:59am CST
A friend of mine recently sent the campaign manager of my city council opponent an email with the following line "By the way, I hope you don't bet at horse-racing Jim. You really aren't very good at picking your ponies..." He sent it after I came in first in the primary election. Although I appreciate his support, I don't enjoy being referred to as a "pony". I also hate being called a "chick". Are there any names that drive you crazy when they are used to refer to women?
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• United States
22 Sep 08
There are many terms that make my skin crawl. "Little Lady" makes me feel like some sort of child playing dress-up. A friend of my husband's often says, "the wife," instead of allowing her a name. In fact, after I'd known them for several months, I asked her if she did have a name! Someone called me "Girlie" not long ago, expecting, I'm sure, that my gray hair wuold find that flattering. Instead, it made me gag.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I don't like the references made in regard to women at all. Especially the derogatory ones. It really puts a woman down no matter how you look at it. I am forty years old and heard them all from television to out on the streets. The word "broad" gets overused also. I am not sure why men seem to think it is alright to put down women sometimes. I think that we deserve respect just like anybody else.