Sunday, April 26, 2015

Women and Animals

Something I've noticed a lot recently are that women are often compared to meat or animals. A woman's breasts are called "a rack." Women are often called "chicks." Women are also called "bitches," a term used for female dogs. Women having a fight are said to be having a "cat fight." Cougars, while a large wild cat, is also a term used to describe older women interested in having sexual relations with younger men. Interestingly enough, almost no such terminology is used for men. And such language promotes the notion that women are lesser than men, as are animals.

1 comment:

  1. I never really noticed that, really up until now. I think it is completely wrong to compare us women to animals, making us inferior to men! It is really interesting how men don't get compared to things like that. I also wonder how these terminologies came to become such a norm for today's society. Also, is there anything we can do to stop these name callings for women and if so, how can we start?