The Word Bitch Conjures Many Images For Many People But Is Most Often Meant To Describe An Unpleasant Woman Even Before Its Usage To Mean A Female Canine, Bitch Didn T Refer To Gender At All It Originated As A Gender Neutral Word Meaning Genitalia A Perfectly Innocuous Word Devolving Into A Female Insult Is The Case For Tons Terms, Including Hussy, Which Simply Meant Housewife, Or Slut, Which Meant Untidy And Was Also Used To Describe Men These Words Are Just A Few Among History S Many English Slurs Hurled At Women Amanda Montell, Feminist Linguist And Staff Features Editor At Online Beauty And Health Magazine Byrdie.com, Deconstructs Language From Insults And Cursing To Grammar And Pronunciation Patterns To Reveal The Ways It Has Been Used For Centuries To Keep Women Form Gaining Equality Ever Wonder Why So Many People Are Annoyed When Women Use The Word Like As A Filler Or Why Certain Gender Neutral Terms Stick And Others Don T Or Even How Linguists Have Historically Discussed Women S Speech Patterns Wordslut Is No Stuffy Academic Study Montell S Irresistible Humor Shines Through, Making Linguistics Not Only Approachable But Both Downright Hilarious And Profound.
Amanda Montell is a writer and reporter from Balti, Maryland, whose writing has been featured in Marie Claire, TIME, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, Woman s Day, The Rumpus, Byrdie.com, and WhoWhatWear, where she is the staff features editor She graduated from New York University with a degree in linguistics and lives in Los Angeles Find her on Instagram amanda_montell.
- 304 pages
- Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language
- Amanda Montell
- 24 July 2019 Amanda Montell