Shit Straight White Guys Say

A collection of horrible things said by oppressive people with boatloads of privilege. Straightness, maleness and whiteness are the classic indicators, but there are many other privileges too, like cis privilege and wealthy privilege.

like: bitch, cunt, twat, pussy

When you insult a woman with one of those words, you insult her fundamental identity (being a woman) at it’s very core.

When you insult a man with one of those words, you insult him by associating him with women and/or conflating his behavior with that of a woman (as decreed by stereotypes, of course)

So what’s the difference between calling a man a “whiny little bitch” instead of a “whiny little shit”? Both are used to attack someone you don’t like. But only the first one carries the additional meaning “…and that makes you like a woman”

Men, kindly leave us the fuck out of your insults.
My identity is NOT an insult.

Also, cis-men, you do not ever ever ever get to say these words because it is impossible for you to actually reclaim them. I do not care if you’ve been called them before. That word wasn’t actually directed at YOU, it was used to try to lump you in with US. They are completely and irrevocably bound to their misogynistic meaning and there is no way to use them (in regards to men) without carrying along all of that woman-hating baggage. 

If you can’t think of a way to insult someone without making gender the focal point, you don’t deserve language.

  1. going-insane-insomniac reblogged this from katthekonqueror
  2. katthekonqueror reblogged this from athinikli
  3. athinikli reblogged this from shitstraightwhiteguyssay
  4. superjoolsfanwarrior reblogged this from cas-in-a-box
  5. asimpleraven reblogged this from nicedildo
  6. adrawnangel reblogged this from nicedildo
  7. espeonsprite reblogged this from nicedildo
  8. britishgirlwisdom reblogged this from nicedildo
  9. twisted-sadness reblogged this from nicedildo
  10. nicedildo reblogged this from bittersilence
  11. goshdarnedcutie reblogged this from cas-in-a-box
  12. cas-in-a-box reblogged this from bittersilence
  13. wiltingwrist reblogged this from bittersilence
  14. bittersilence reblogged this from nicedildo
  15. readingintoyourstars reblogged this from nicedildo
  16. coursuhut reblogged this from shitstraightwhiteguyssay
  17. oxbutt reblogged this from nicedildo
  18. ughmikayla reblogged this from nicedildo
  19. littlemissobsessive-x3 reblogged this from nicedildo
  20. teetleturle reblogged this from nicedildo
  21. enormouscondom reblogged this from nicedildo
  22. kittens-tbh reblogged this from nicedildo
  23. goodluck-godspeed reblogged this from shitstraightwhiteguyssay
  24. friedslicken reblogged this from shitstraightwhiteguyssay
  25. literalbabystew reblogged this from shitstraightwhiteguyssay