Women reveal the words they'd most like to BAN from everyday language

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From Daily Mail: Have you ever been branded ‘bossy’ for speaking your mind, been labelled a ‘drama queen’ for showing passion or been called a ‘bird’? These are are just some of the words British women have deemed derogatory and would most like to ban from the English language.
‘Bird’, ‘doll’, ‘chick’, ‘babe’ and ‘queen bee’ are the top five most hated pet names while ‘hormonal’, ‘drama queen’, ‘bitchy’, ‘high maintenance’ and ‘hysterical’ are the descriptions women find most offensive.
The survey of more than 2000 16-24-year-old British women also found women feel their strength as a female is undermined four times a day. One third of women reported they have been told to ‘man up’ in the workplace.

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Nicola Roberts – a strong womyn that will not be held back…


Former Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts, spearheading the Special K ‘Strength Is…’ campaign that commissioned the research, said: ‘It is so important for women to grow up learning that you are not a “ball breaker” if you are successful – you are simply a strong woman succeeding.’
‘It is a strange thing that in a modern society we still have room for language that holds strong women back,’ she added.
‘Hormonal’ was the word British women said they would most like to see scrapped from everyday language, with two thirds putting it top of their most hated list. ‘Ball breaker’, ‘highly strung’, ‘attention seeking’, ’emotional’ and ‘controlling’ were among other words women felt had sexist or derogatory undertones.
Words such as ‘honey’ and ‘gorgeous’ were also labelled inappropriate. Forty per cent of respondents said they felt ‘patronised’ when subjected to such remarks, especially in the workplace.
Top of the most-hated pet name list was ‘bird’, which nearly 60 percent would like to be banned from the social dictionary. 
To strike a balance, 72 per cent of women said they would like to see more women being described as ‘confident’, or ‘resilient’ (46 per cent) and ‘courageous’ (35 per cent). The study also showed that one in ten believed strong female role models were lacking in high powered jobs, with careers in the City being least well represented.
Nearly a third of British women surveyed said they had been described as a ‘flirt’ or a ‘show off’ for being confident growing up – with 30 per cent admitting this has affected their self-esteem later on in life.
Nicola said of the survey: ‘Female strength is something to be celebrated and encouraged, not diminished by unfair labels by unfair labels to undermine their passion and drive. Women are too often called ‘bossy’, ‘feisty’ or ‘attention seeking’, now is the time to change the conversation and rewrite the vocabulary we use to empower women and not let others define us,’ she added.
In an inspirational video for the campaign, Nicola speaks to real women about the demeaning language they have experienced. In the clip, the women pop the balloons emblazoned with the derogatory words.
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‘I chose “bossy”,’ says one woman featured in the clip. ‘What’s wrong with a woman really knowing what she wants, saying what she feels?’ Another says: ‘When people call me a “drama queen” I feel like you are devaluing my principles and they want me to adhere to what they are thinking. It’s a bit similar to being called “hormonal”.”
‘If there was one word one I could ban it would be “queen bee”,’ says another. ‘”Hysterical” makes me feel like I’m being irrational,’ she adds.
Emphasising the importance of positive language in the video, Nicole says: ‘These words can really undermine a person’s inner strength.’
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MeThePeople
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Hadenoughalready
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Hadenoughalready

Suck it up, little snowflakes. This world is a hurtful place and, if you can’t handle criticism, you’d better either grow some thick skin or go hang yourself because, frankly, nobody gives a damn!

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Life is hard, and then you die. It’s even harder if you’re stupid.

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

I thought the saying went:
“Life’s a bitch, then you marry one.”
Funny that the article appeared in the Daily MAIL.
Us guys got grievances too, when is our turn?
“Eating machine” that’s golden!

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yes to all. “The Daily Mail”: “Men are such pigs”. “Hey, look at Kim Kardashian’s ass!”.
They just throw this garbage out there and go with whatever catches fire.

Paul Blake
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I have never once seen Kim Kardashian’s ass when it was not a fully involved “Three Alarm Fire!” Like Popeye says, “I Yam What I Yam, An Dat’s All What I Yam!

Jurist
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Jurist

“Emphasising the importance of positive language in the video, Nicole says: ‘These words can really undermine an unaccomplished narcissist’s claims of superiority.’”

Dr. Eowyn
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Easily taking offense even when none is intended is a defining attribute of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Jurist
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Narcissism is basically pride unchecked by humility, when all your shortcomings are the fault of others, and all others’ success is undeserved.
Basically, it’s the argument Lucifer made at his fall, and in Eden, and when debating God over Job’s prosperity, and in Black Lives Matter, and on and on.
Leftist = narcissist = prideful = sinful.
Surrender, first to reason, and then to the lordship of Christ, is the cure.

Tim Shey
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These independent, “strong”, self-willed women are merely sinful women.
These sinful women need to SURRENDER their lives to Jesus Christ and DIE TO SELF.

marblenecltr
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These bossy bogey birds are offended? Well, my fine-feathered chicks, honey bee queens, write your own dictionary.

marblenecltr
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Where did the third word of my comment, “bogey,” come from? If I have offended any hysterical, emotional, controlling, manning up, ball-breaker, I apologize.

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

I’m starting a list of words I want banned:
Hillary, Barrack, Michelle, Allah, Obama, Clinton.

CalGirl
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YEAH MTP!!!! Finally—some sense pumped into the “verboten” list! Personally—I’m OFFENDED BIG TIME when I have to make out forms that make me identify my race. WTF for??????? Is it going to help me or hurt me in some way? Who wants this info? What are they going to use it for? I’m offended when my students’ parents have to identify their race on our school info…which is then on my computer on the roll count that I have to register everyday…..And, anyway….who KNOWS the full extent of their “race” these days…now that we can send in a cheek swab… Read more »

josephbc69
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Two of my personal characteristics [some call them ‘faults’] are that 1. being an old Chicago boy raised in tough neighbourhoods ensures that when someone pushes me or becomes overbearing [now what does THAT say about ‘bears’?] then I push back as hard or harder, and 2. I often cannot resist being a self-acknowledged ‘smart ass,’ but that may be a better position than being a ‘dumb ass’. I don’t know; you tell me! Moving right along, CalGirl, it seems to me that ‘high maintenance’ is neutral and applies equally to the type [and they are legion, usually also narcissists],… Read more »

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
Feminist could not join Publius for the Federalist Papers when she demanded that the freedom of speech to be claimed as a right in the First Amendment could not be claimed if offensive to high maintenance, hysterical, and bossy birds.

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

With all the blogs about bulges spotted in pictures of Hillary and Michelle; what’s going on in the image of Nicole Roberts? Is it like a Where’s Waldo puzzle?
Never heard of her before and really could care less, but…..

ufferndan
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This article is an embarrassment to any female professional with an IQ over 70.

TPR
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TPR

Those British BIRDS sound as wussified as the Snowflakes over this way. If they keep at it, ALL WORDS will be BANNED & nobody will be allowed to speak, period! Oops, can’t say the word PERIOD in front of them either, I bet! Haha. I like MeThePeople’s idea, let’s make our own list of words to outlaw: Racist, for starters! Black Olives Matter, for another (funny one I saw today, lol); Reparations, for another; etc. ~~~ “Do not hurry yourself in your spirit to become offended, for the taking of offense is what rests in the bosom of fools.” (Ecclesiastes… Read more »

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I agree that if I were a woman, I might be offended by strangers or my superiors in the workplace calling me overtly sexist names (e.g., doll, chick, etc.). Somehow I suspect women might not be so offended when called these names by men they are sexually interested in. It’s not a one size fits all approach. But I totally disagree that a large number of “strong women” encounter blowback in the workplace. I have worked in highly competitive environments that are split roughly 50-50 between male and female employees. A women who is genuinely strong in her performance and… Read more »

Helene Pineau
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Helene Pineau

This might be a bit off topic, but If they polled me I would definitely like the word F–k banned: the most overly used and vulgar term in the English language today, IMHO. How I wish people could return to a more civil discourse.

youknowwho.
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youknowwho.

Life’s a witch….Then you fly

youknowwho.
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youknowwho.

Besides, an insult is a reflection on the deliverer. Not on the reeiver. It only show the deliver’s ignorance. And the receiver’s response shows their charater.

patrickchatsamiably
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The article being from the Daily Mail, British, the snowflakes therein should bone up on their history, as pertains to strong English women:
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