Posts tagged "political correctness"

Flashback: Revisiting The Post “Why I Like Being Called A Slut In Bed”

In one week, I’m celebrating a BIG birthday: 30! In acknowledgment of the fact that I’ve spent over half of my 20s working at The Frisky, I’m going to reach down deep into to archives and revisit some old posts. I’ll examine what I wrote at the time and how that has or hasn’t changed.

Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2014

“Ladies,” “Guys” — What Should We Call A Group Of Women?

A few years ago, I felt very pleased with myself when I emailed a group of activists and addressed them as “ladies.” I knew they were primarily women, specifically LGBTQ and feminist-minded, so I made a point not to say “guys.” Most group emails I address as “hey guys!” or the slightly-less-formal “hey, y’all.” “Hello,…

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2013

“Spring Spheres” Instead Of “Easter Eggs?” Not So Fast

These two Fox News anchors are up in arms over this story straight outta the Pacific Northwest. “I can’t even say it,” says one anchor. “One Seattle elementary school is calling Easter eggs ‘spring spheres.'” She’s right that this is totally ridiculous because an Easter egg hunt is a part of, well, Easter…

Why I Like Being Called A Slut In Bed

I get called a “slut” all the time. My friend Ashley calls me a slut like it’s my name: “Slut!” The Frisky staff calls each other sluts when we divulge our sexual escapades. Internet commenting trolls call me a slut fairly regularly (and a “bitch”, and a c-word, and plenty of other foul things). I…

Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2011

Is Midget A Bad Word?

Okay, so names have always been a touchy subject in our society. Do you call someone Black or African-American? He-she or Transgender? Disabled or Physically Challenged? But when did midget become a disputed term? Apparently after an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” aired. In it, contestants came up with a soap called, “Jesse James and the…

Zandile Blay / July 8, 2009

Are Men Turning Into Jerks?

According to Details, decades of feminism and political correctness have turned 21st century guys into total pigs. Because they’ve been forced to play Mr. Nice Guy and suppress their baser, manlier instincts for years, today’s men are starting to revert back to some of their less politically correct, more misogynist ways. Take, for example, “Dave”:…

Susannah Breslin / December 23, 2008