Woman-hating slurs: not some kind of secret feminist code

Internment by Robin Hextrum

Internment by Robin Hextrum, 18 x 18 inches, oil on canvas

Some women think they can use words like douche   “properly.”

Bear in mind it is literally a manifestation of men’s hatred and disgust and insistence on the female body as men imagine it to exist: unclean, impure, inferior, filthy hole that needs to be washed – don’t use it on just anything assholey. Respect it, and use it as that analogy.

Sounds all ironic and clever, doesn’t it?

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