Why I Absolutely Loathe the Words “Douche Bag”, “Slut” and “Bitch”

Dear P,

I hear these words every single day. Every single day, the world is wracked with these degrading, meaningless nouns which are used to describe nothing less than a live, vibrant, thinking, feeling human being.

These words are meaningless because people have all different definitions of what constitutes these insults. A “Douche Bag” could be a guy who lacks courtesy, drives a truck or wears polo shirts. A “Bitch” could be a woman who insults people, speaks her mind or dates your ex-boyfriend. What unifies these words is the inference that the person described can be hitherto disregarded.

These words are terrifying because they spread the belief that some people are worth less than others. If someone describes a man as a “Douche Bag,” I automatically think less of him, whether I have met him or not, even if the speaker just means that he wears khaki shorts.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against well-deserved, specific insults. I hate these specific words because they and vague and demeaning.

This blog is about creating a new culture, and I think in this new culture these words shall cease to exist.

If you are going to insult someone, make it interesting, at least.

Or better yet, just focus on the positive aspects of people. As my dad always says, every person comes in a package. Every “Douche Bag”, “Slut”, and “Bitch” have redeeming qualities. I have yet to meet a person who proved this untrue.

If you focus on the negative aspects of a person, you can easily fit every single person into these categories and be unhappy ever after. If you are especially unlucky, Taylor Swift will write a song about you.

If you focus on the nice things about people, you can banish these words from your vocabulary forever.

Loads of love,

E

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