A Few Short Words About the Use of Profanity by the Fairer Sex, in Fiction

As a result of watching the #HugoAwards stream on the night of the Sasquan ceremony, I found my way to an essay by nominee John C. Wright called “Saving Science Fiction from Strong Female Characters.” This essay appears to be part of the collection “Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth,” for which Wright was nominated in the Best Related Work category. Among other nuggets in Wright’s gender polemics, there is this:

The point of vulgarity is to desecrate the image of man in the eyes of man: filthy language is meant to make us seem like filthy yahoos to each other. It is the same vice as if a man swears, but the delicate nature of maternal and educational tasks, not to mention the greater need for consensus-building in the circle of women, gives this vice a darker and longer-lasting stain when a woman indulges in it.

Also a woman who is crude inspires contempt, because she has contempt for God and man. The difference is that a woman who loses her native delicacy and modesty does not become an object of fear and respect, but an object of contempt and loathing, because the aura of sanctity women naturally inspire in men is tossed away.

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I just have one thing to say:

Fuck that shit.

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