“Freemale” To Be You And Me
Cougar, spinster, playgirl, bachelorette. So many slang terms all mean the same thing: a single gal who lives on her own and on her own terms, like Kylie Minogue (chart topping dance hits and spandex booty shorts not required). But a new word has been coined in the U.K. and Australia: “freemale”. A freemale is a woman who stays single and only uses her vajane as an in-door for sex, not as an out-door for babies. The colloquialism, which has just washed up on our shores, is a mix of freedom and female, two words which should go hand in hand already. But what the new lingo “freemale” is actually is doing is taking away an inherent quality of being a woman and being an individual, choice. “Freemale” is making it seem as though women with families didn’t choose that life for themselves. Or, worse yet, we aren’t doing our own thing if we’re just “female.” How does being in a relationship with a man only qualify you as a woman? That’s just major misogynistic BS. Especially as the number of women, 25 to 44, who fit the definition of “freemale” has doubled to nearly 700,000 over the past 20 years. So, while the intention to popularize the Destiny’s Child style Independent Woman movement is good, the terminology could still use a little work.