How do you abuse a man?
January 7, 2008 3:01am CST
Suddenly this wild thought came to my mind…whenever we want to abuse a woman, we call her a b*tch, a sl*t, a wh*re or so. Even if we want to abuse a man, we call him a son of a b*tch. So basically we have monosyllables to abuse a woman in the worst possible way, and even if we want to abuse a man, we have to refer to a woman by calling him the SON of a b*tch. So how do we abuse a man and do so without bringing his mother or any other woman into the picture?
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7 Jan 08
I guess that's assuming that all people are insulted by these over-used names. I know many who are, but I also know that should someone call me a sl*t, I'm not insulted because I know that I'm *not* and therefore can't take the uninformed cheap shot to heart. To really insult someone I think that we need to know them, or know something about them. For example, my father wouldn't flinch at any ordinary "insult", you could call him a mothereffer, "c", ahole and all the rest, but the only thing that would cut him deep would be being called: "stupid" or an "idiot". It's personal and it's harsh because being of "inferior" intelligence has always been a fear of his. I don't really know where I'm going with this.. I think I just mean that everyone is different, and "traditional" insults aren't always the ones that hurt. That said, there may be plenty of ways to abuse a man without implying that his mother's a dog. =)
7 Jan 08
I am really not sure if there is a word to abuse a man with, most of them are general ones, the ones you can abuse even a kid or a woman. Oh came to think of d**khead, dork, etc. But honestly women a really looked down upon compared to men. Why is this so? What is the name of a male dog?
8 Jan 08
I totally agree with you, it is a recurrence from centuries ago when the only place you can find a woman was in the kitchen. where getting pregnant and taking care of children was the only legal job a woman can head in the house. The question remains: How can we stop this gender thing from going to another generation?
10 Jan 08
Thats absolutely true. Lets just leave it there because there is nothing we can do to change things. What if we pray to God to change them or bring a memory lapse to all those who abuse women, he formats their abusive brain/memory???? Thanks for bringing up this topic. I have learned alot.
10 Jan 08
OMG! This is such a violent discussion.:P Peace, my friend, peace. Need we really discuss this topic here and come up with a word to abuse men? Irrespective of men or women, "abuse" is really hurtful. I understand the importance of gender equality, which most women claim and fight for, but this is not really the means to achieve it. I will rather prefer bringing in equality by banning the usage of those terms used to insult women, as you mentioned. Those words have never been a part of my vocabulary, though I admit having read and heard of them, honestly. The advancement of world can happen only by imposing a self-ban from using such words, not by coining and introducing equally competent words into the society, to direct against the opposite party. That will only lead to more hostility. It would have done much better, had you come up with an idea to eradicate those offensive words you listed from being in usage, rather than preparing a set of antonyms for them to counterattack. I wish you a prosperous and peaceful new year.
10 Jan 08
This is not a violent discussion. It was started and is being continued in the fun spirit. I don’t want to abuse anybody and neither have I been brought up doing so. That is why in the beginning itself I said that it was a wild thought. I just wanted to know that with so many abusive words for women, what words were there exclusively for men. Gaining knowledge from friends here, that’s all. Thanks and yes, wishing the same prosperity and peace to you for 2008.
10 Jan 08
I don't look at it that way. Winning is not in abusing, it lies in refraining from resorting to such means. Jesus christ is considered such a winner, not because he abused, but for the fact that he never did so. Would you call him a loser, for he had not the ability to abuse those cruel monsters who crucified him?
• New Zealand
8 Jan 08
when an ex and i were in the midst of a breakup, he was yelling and swearing at my mother and her (female) friend. He called her the 'c' word and she just yelled back that he was an ankle...even lower than a 'c' word!! I found it funny, unfortunately the poor boy didn't even understand.
• United States
7 Jan 08
Hmmm! It's a rare occasion when I get to think deeply of ways to insult a man without feeling guilty! LOL Thank you for the opportunity! I would have to agree with the person who said you have to know someone to really hurt them with an insult, especially males! Ordinary insults may just run off their backs because they know there isn't a chance that these would have any basis in truth. If they know that you know them, then, you can cut them to the quick with some choice words! However if you do want some ordinary ones that don't involve insulting his mother, then go with "worthless", "incompetent", "impotent" (ooh!) "Idiot" always works for me! LOL You have no idea how some people get worked up by that word, male or female! However that may have something to do with comparative intelligence. "Dense" is one that I use that always seems to get men riled! LOL I don't know if it's because they are pretending or not. Believe it or not, I have heard of insults that involve one's father. Have you never heard the term "Leave your father head alone!"? (Maybe it's a Trini thing!) LOL Although, I don't suppose that is an insult per se, unless it's because I just don't get it. Just thought I'd mention it, though.