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"Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« on: May 26, 2008, 01:38:08 pm »
On the weekend I used the common term "OH MY GOD", and a friend (somewhat new to Discordianism) jokingly asked if I had meant "OH MY GODDESS"... I told him no, mostly because I like to say "oh my god" the way I imagine Ignatius J. Reilly saying it, with plenty of emphasis on the "god"...

...but I would have said it the same way even if I WERE referring to Eris because I find the term "goddess" to be a sexist term. 

Isn't "God" good enough for deities of both gender?

I have always personally loathed terms like "actress" or "commedienne", and "goddess" irks me just as much. 

Any opinions?


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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 01:39:31 pm »
I prefer the term "godette".

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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 01:48:35 pm »
Good name for a band.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 01:49:55 pm »
Or female gods who get pissed on the weekend, start breaking windows and getting into fights.

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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 02:09:33 pm »
I can only accept the use of that term or any term of the like from someone who has created something interesting, or helped the world in some way.

You don't fucking get to be pedantic about shit that helps absolutely no one unless you earn it. Its just another bureaucracy and i hate it, same goes for gender neutral terms and most PC things. Your significant other better be Mr Hyde or I don't want to hear it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 02:15:00 pm »
I can only accept the use of that term or any term of the like from someone who has created something interesting, or helped the world in some way.

You don't fucking get to be pedantic about shit that helps absolutely no one unless you earn it. Its just another bureaucracy and i hate it, same goes for gender neutral terms and most PC things. Your significant other better be Mr Hyde or I don't want to hear it.

I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 02:19:42 pm »
I can only accept the use of that term(goddess for oh my god) or any term of the like(actress" or "commedienne) from someone who has created something interesting, or helped the world in some way.

You don't fucking get to be pedantic about terms that help absolutely no one, unless you earn it. Its just another bureaucracy and i hate it, same goes for gender neutral terms(hir etc) and most Politically correct terms. Your Significant Other better be Mr Hyde or I don't want to hear about him.

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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 02:23:02 pm »

I have always personally loathed terms like "actress" or "commedienne", and "goddess" irks me just as much. 


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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 02:31:22 pm »
I can only accept the use of that term(goddess for oh my god) or any term of the like(actress" or "commedienne) from someone who has created something interesting, or helped the world in some way.

You don't fucking get to be pedantic about terms that help absolutely no one, unless you earn it. Its just another bureaucracy and i hate it, same goes for gender neutral terms(hir etc) and most Politically correct terms. Your Significant Other better be Mr Hyde or I don't want to hear about him.

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Yes, much.  I agree with you.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 03:57:04 pm »
On the weekend I used the common term "OH MY GOD", and a friend (somewhat new to Discordianism) jokingly asked if I had meant "OH MY GODDESS"... I told him no, mostly because I like to say "oh my god" the way I imagine Ignatius J. Reilly saying it, with plenty of emphasis on the "god"...

...but I would have said it the same way even if I WERE referring to Eris because I find the term "goddess" to be a sexist term. 

Isn't "God" good enough for deities of both gender?

I have always personally loathed terms like "actress" or "commedienne", and "goddess" irks me just as much. 

Any opinions?


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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 04:30:18 pm »
But please tell me youwould never say "Oh my Goddess" or I shall weep like a little baby.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 04:37:33 pm »
actually i believe he says "Merry Meet"
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2008, 04:40:50 pm »
. . . uh oh . . .

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 04:43:47 pm »
But please tell me youwould never say "Oh my Goddess" or I shall weep like a little baby.


Of course not.  That's just stupid.
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Re: "Goddess" ... Just Sexist Bullshit?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 04:47:33 pm »
On the weekend I used the common term "OH MY GOD", and a friend (somewhat new to Discordianism) jokingly asked if I had meant "OH MY GODDESS"... I told him no, mostly because I like to say "oh my god" the way I imagine Ignatius J. Reilly saying it, with plenty of emphasis on the "god"...

...but I would have said it the same way even if I WERE referring to Eris because I find the term "goddess" to be a sexist term. 

Isn't "God" good enough for deities of both gender?

I have always personally loathed terms like "actress" or "commedienne", and "goddess" irks me just as much. 

Any opinions?


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I prefer not to make the queen cry while using her English.

Goddess will do for me.

 :mittens:

Masculine and Feminine nouns predate sexism...

Though I don't usually say "Oh My Goddess" except maybe when I'm getting a really good lay, but that isn't referring to Eris  :wink:



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