Do you think it is EVER appropriate for a woman to use profanity?
I am hearing the f - - - word in even casual everyday conversation among adults. I think it degrades a woman, but many don't seem to be bothered by it.
I don't think it's really for everyday conversation, by any means, but what about the word is degrading to a woman, more than a man, and how? I think it certainly has appropriate uses, and profanity is the same no matter the gender of the mouth from which it comes.
I believe it degrades everyone so why are you focusing on women in particular?
Thanks for the question. The reason I am focusing on women (and maybe I shouldn't) is because society as a whole, seems to accept profanity more when it is used by a man. Many feel it is just part of being a man. However, I agree with Starmom41.
Just part of being a man? Luckily, I don't know any individuals who are this foolish in regard to human behavior. I'd probably hit them over the head for their stupidity in not observing others.
I think profanity has become way too common coming from the mouths of both genders. I am not shocked by it but dislike hearing it. I agree with you it degrades the person (man or woman) who uses it.
For me when people use it in everyday conversion it is like wearing a banner on their forehead that says - hi, I'm from the gutter, come join me.
Well stated! Profanity usually only succeeds in causing contentions. Certainly, an occasional "Oh shit!" when you stub your toe on the bedpost, is acceptable.
I too am not shocked by the profanity I hear every day, but I dislike hearing it.
Thank you! I agree wholeheartedly!
...Profanity is never appropriate for anybody? There are never circumstances that would be fitting for its use? Really?
oh I think if someone is under personal attack, or accidentally whacks their hand with a hammer, if might be "acceptable."
Society does expect women to be more polite and better mannered than men. In my experience they usually are, though some have told me that's not always the case when not in public. In any event, when they're not, it's a surprise to most. That's the source of the gender specificity here, I suspect. There's no cause for criticism of that.
Of course it's appropriate. Language is language and people are people. Women have just as much right to express displeasure, annoyance, anger or any other emotion.
Someone's choice of language is their own business. I don't think it degrades. Now, I do think there's usually a more eloquent way to say things, but sometimes I think people go way too far to tiptoe around words.
I do draw the line at intentionally insulting slurs, however. I can't think of a single appropriate time for any person to use racial or other slurs.
call me a sexist but i find women who curse a lot to be a major turn off. i don't like hearing anyone cure to be honest unless there is a good reason for it. when i hear someone swear around kids, i want to wash their mouths out with soap. swearing is ok but not in general conversation.
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