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There’s no denying the fact that a large portion of swear words is centred on women, and hence are deeply misogynistic in nature. There are some people who, in trying to hide their inherent misogyny, claim that swear words centre on women because in a man’s life women are the most important things. How on earth can they try to defend an already misogynistic thing with another misogynistic belief? First of all, women are not priced possessions that are an important “thing” in a man’s life, and neither are they just an object that exist to dignify a man.
This sexism of swear words is simply disgusting. It is not degrading towards women, but they also play a part in increasing crimes against women. The society has always portrayed women as something that dignifies a household, and hence whenever someone has any grudge against a family, women become the victims to disgusting things. We need to fight agains these issues right from the start. And this fight should start with a pledge to not use any swear words that inherently misogynistic.