Irreverent feminist thoughts, apropros of sexism in SF/F this week.

So, if you’re going to sling around gendered slurs like “pussy” or slut-shame women whether using specific terms like “whore” or condoning rape apologia or making nasty vague insinuations, might I offer a proposal? If you’re going to be all misogynistic, at least entertain me in the process. Use cleverer words! Hello, we’re all writers. May I suggest “hussy”? Or trollop? Slattern. Floozy. Strumpet! Or if we’re feeling sophisticated, “coquette”?

Tart up your lexicon, yo! Maybe if you get smarter, I’ll be nicer.

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