Douchebag retro-sexism: not cool
posted by mareli to Etiquette/Policy at 7:12 AM (419 comments total)
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Is anyone else bothered by the widespread use here and elsewhere of the term douche or douchebag? I don’t know when it started being used so widely. I wish people would look at the connotations.
A douche bag is a contraption that women use to “clean” their vulvas and vaginas, parts that some consider “unclean”. Douching is no longer in favor with gynecologists.
It seems to me that using these terms to put people down is like calling them filthy cunts, dumb cunts, inferior smelly beings- whether they are male or female.
I have no interest in language policing, and I suspect that most of the people who use the term have not thought it through.