Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quick observation

Is it me or has it become the new hip thing for feminists to use the word "dude" in a derogatory manner? It seems like when I'm looking at feminist blogs these days I see an awful lot of uses of the word. Like they are trying to take control of word so that people will eventually associate the word dude with something negative...you know kinda like how women don't like being called chicks? I don't know maybe their mad and want to spoil the word.

5 comments:

Leah said...

Really? That's unfortunate - "dude" is my fave. affectionate greeting for friends irregardless of gender.

Toysoldier said...

It depends on the site you visit. When I see "dude" being used as an insult it is usually spelled "dood." One of the more annoying names that has caught on in some feminist circles is "mansplaining."

Danny said...

Yeah the mansplaning one is another that's catching on like wild fire.

More ways for them to whine when they are not taken at their word as if they are beyond reproach. Well not always. Sometimes I agree that the usage of mansplaning applies but for the most part its just another catchphrase like, "patriarchy hurts men too", "full stop", and so on.

Toysoldier said...

Whenever I read phrases like that it reminds me of two of my favorite quotes:

"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."

and

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

elementary_watson said...

The thought of me using a word in a wrong way is simply INCONCEIVABLE!

Err, sorry for that ...

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