WARNING! The following post contains "profane" words in a reported manner. If you are deeply religious or otherwise can not stand anything closely related to reproduction, please, do not read this post for the sake of your mental health. Otherwise, carry on reading.
If you've read some of my posts, you probably know I sometimes use profanity. Sometimes I use the word "b*tch," sometimes I use the word "f*ck." Sometimes I use the word "sh*t."
But, what's so bad about those words, actually? As hard as I'm thinking, I can't think of anything wrong with those words. The society tells us these words are profane and inappropriate. But what makes these words inappropriate?
Why can we use the word excrement or stool, but not sh*t? Why can we use the phrase "have sex" instead of "f*ck"? Wouldn't it be easier to just say "to f*ck each other" instead of "to have sex with each other" or even "to have sexual intercourse with each other"?
What's so bad about the word "f*ck", anyways?
Wikipedia defines profanity as following:
"As a result, "profane" and "profanity" has therefore come to describe a word, expression, gesture, or other social behaviour which is socially constructed or interpreted as insulting, rudeness, vulgarism, desecrating, or showing disrespect."
Is the word "f*ck" insulting, rude, vulgar, desecrating or disrespectful? There's nothing insulting in it. And what does "rude" even mean? As in "disrespectful"? Why is "f*ck" disrespectful? It's just a word, a synonym to sexual intercourse. Desecrating? Seriously? Yes, sex is not allowed outside marriage by the christian "law...". But inside the marriage, there seems to be no problem with it. So why is referring to it such a desecration?
Is the word sh*t insulting, rude, vulgar, desecrating or disrespectful? No. None of those things. "Sh*t" is a synonym to stool, excrement. Which is a thing our bodies produce. Therefore, are our bodies rude, insulting, vulgar, desecrating or disrespectful? Why would they be? We are a part of nature. Why does our body insult anyone? (does it?) Why is our body rude? (is it?) Why is it vulgar? (is it?)
And why would our body be desecrating, as, according to the Christians, man was made by god. Therefore god's work isn't sacred?
Is the word b*tch insulting, rude, vulgar, desecrating or disrespectful? Why would it be? It's literal meaning, up to this day, is female dog. Yes, I can see how being called a dog can be insulting. But if it's used not in the context of calling someone it and used as "b*tching about something" then how come it's wrong to use it in that context?
How come has our society learned to avoid these words? How come do we avoid people who use these words?
They are just words... Words alone do no harm. It's what you can do with those words is the problem.