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(The Atlantic)   Women hate the word "panties" because reasons   (theatlantic.com) divider line 337
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2013-02-16 12:06:38 PM

Popcorn Johnny: rd makes women nuts more than


It's actually more of a term of endearment for me...
 
2013-02-16 12:07:02 PM

dv-ous: Not News: Fetishising the infantilization of women in a youth obsessed culture.

Fark:

What was I talking about again?


Dammit. I had a screenshot of Alison Brie in there. Screw you, Fark, and your horrible, horrible image requirements.
 
2013-02-16 12:07:07 PM
Women's vaginas are filled with mucus and occasionally yeast, smell off-putting, are naturally covered in hair (or unnaturally in stubble), gush blood a week out of the month, and look like a Predator face.

Cutesey words like "panties" and things like frilly lace and the color pink have been appropriated to trick potential suitors into forgetting just what disgusting germ-filled incubators women really are.

But if a small group of women want to wreck that for everyone else, whatever.
 
2013-02-16 12:07:43 PM
Panty as a singular of panties makes about as much sense as pant as a singular for pants. Or scissor as a singular for scissors.
 
2013-02-16 12:07:47 PM
I've always thought it sounded a bit creepy as well. Knickers sounds kinda cute. Panties seems like a weird creepy guys use on the internet. I don't know.
 
2013-02-16 12:08:07 PM
i55.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-16 12:08:18 PM
Like so many people today, the author has a dislike and makes no suggestion for a remedy.
Comes across as just whining.
 
2013-02-16 12:08:40 PM
I totally understand how they feel.  It causes me no end of grief to have my underclothes referred to with such violence-laden epithets as "boxers" and "wife beaters".
 
2013-02-16 12:08:47 PM

Ennuipoet: It's one of those words that becomes more absurd the more one thinks about it.


Like moist?
 
2013-02-16 12:09:39 PM
I grew up in Australia where the word is "knickers", as mentioned above.

I have lived in the US for 20 years, but "panties" still strikes my ear as the sort of a word a heavy-breathing pervert uses during an obscene phone call.  Nasty.
 
2013-02-16 12:09:58 PM

beautifulbob: Moist panties are still awesome right?


Over in 1.
 
2013-02-16 12:10:25 PM
Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?
 
2013-02-16 12:10:32 PM

radarlove: Women's vaginas are filled with mucus and occasionally yeast, smell off-putting, are naturally covered in hair (or unnaturally in stubble), gush blood a week out of the month, and look like a Predator face.




And they say that romance is dead.
 
2013-02-16 12:10:55 PM

ilambiquated: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?


Pantaloons is still out there, waiting to be brought back.
 
2013-02-16 12:11:15 PM
As long as it's not preceded by the word "Granny".
 
2013-02-16 12:11:28 PM
'"Because reasons" is really the best summary of that article.
 
2013-02-16 12:11:49 PM

ausfahrk: I totally understand how they feel.  It causes me no end of grief to have my underclothes referred to with such violence-laden epithets as "boxers" and "wife beaters".


I'm going to start calling my socks c*nt punters.
 
2013-02-16 12:12:20 PM
That whole article was retarded.  She thinks thong and g-string is less sexual than panties?    Her sister was right...bra and panties, case closed.
 
2013-02-16 12:12:44 PM

ransack.: I don't like that word either, but I'm an adult male. When I was a child my mom called underwear (both sexes) "chonies".


That's the word I use when speaking (though I use "panties" or "undergarments/underpants" when writing). Are you a Californian? That's a fairly heavily used word in some parts of the state. Spanish slang - What would we do without it?

/I personally find the name "Sarah" offensive
//I'm even more offended she's offended by my panties
///just don't discuss my panties if it offens you, vaca
 
2013-02-16 12:12:44 PM
This article is tyr result of a liberal with too much rime on their hands.
 
2013-02-16 12:14:06 PM
Then she said, " What if you had to wear something called panties?"
I said, "Well, nobody says I have to wear them."
 
2013-02-16 12:14:36 PM
It's not the word it's how you say it. In English we have no outlet for this, words is words. Even enunciaciation is lost. Panties are something you buy your kid. PanTIes are what your wife says when she's frisky. It isn't that the words have been infantilized, the emphasis has been dumbed down. You wouldn't put PanTIes on your kid unless you're on TLC. Panties come in with patterns, panTIes come in shapes.
 
2013-02-16 12:14:42 PM
Dumpster cover.
 
2013-02-16 12:15:00 PM
My favorite line was the one that ended "...that's enough to leave a foul taste in a woman's mouth. "

Well, maybe ~10% of women anyway.
 
2013-02-16 12:15:04 PM

quokka70: I grew up in Australia where the word is "knickers", as mentioned above.

I have lived in the US for 20 years, but "panties" still strikes my ear as the sort of a word a heavy-breathing pervert uses during an obscene phone call.  Nasty.


I guess that's because heavy breathing is panting.
 
2013-02-16 12:15:24 PM

FlashHarry: i'm not sure what these "panties" look like.


Spoken like a true farker
 
2013-02-16 12:16:18 PM
How does the author feel about anal floss?


All night loooooong lemme see that thooooong
 
2013-02-16 12:16:39 PM

Popcorn Johnny: No word makes women nuts more than "c*nt". You can call women any name in the book, but as soon a the C word come out, it's on.


coont is just an ugly-sounding word...also when someone uses it it's usually meant with extreme disrespect. It's probably a chicken and egg type thing for why it became such a bad word, but the one person who has ever called me a coont was one of the men's rights type who feels like his mother is responsible for all of his problems in life and he projects that onto every female he meets.

That's the type of man who calls a woman a coont. Most men aren't that stupid.
 
2013-02-16 12:16:52 PM

MemeSlave: My favorite line was the one that ended "...that's enough to leave a foul taste in a woman's mouth. "



I liked the part where Christina Hendricks was talking about panties.  Keep talking.
 
2013-02-16 12:16:59 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Dumpster cover.


coont strap
 
2013-02-16 12:18:29 PM
Now, we're gonna be hearing the word "panties" a lot in this thread, so let's get those giggles out now. Panties, panties, panties, panties, panties, panties, panties, panties.

Panties.
 
2013-02-16 12:18:39 PM
static.someecards.com
 
2013-02-16 12:18:40 PM
How about getting the fark over yourself?  Does that work for you?
 
2013-02-16 12:19:24 PM

WhippingBoy: T-Bone42: Some people really need to learn the meaning of the phrase "you gotta pick your battles."

Really. Let it go.

I like people like this. It lets me know that I don't ever need to take them seriously about anything. Saves a lot of time.


Yes. We must never complain about anything other than the MOST AWFUL THING IN THE WORLD!

Most of Fark would not exist without people venting their spleen over first world problems. E.g. Children on planes and in restaurants. Broadband speeds and cable providers. Anything ever said by Sarah Palin.
 
2013-02-16 12:19:24 PM

FirstNationalBastard: ilambiquated: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?

Pantaloons is still out there, waiting to be brought back.


But I imagine them as being really big. I think it meant sailor pants or something. Maybe we could go with pantaloonicles, or loonicles for short, like the Swedes say "bil" for car instead of "auto" like everyone else.
 
2013-02-16 12:19:53 PM

mongbiohazard: Why does the word "panties" bother so many people?


Because they're too wealthy and too pampered and don't know what real problems are like anymore so they have to invent bullshiat non-problems to fuss over like the useless parasites they are.


"Please lady, tell me more about how the word panties shouldn't be used."
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Damn dude, way to assjack a thread.
 
2013-02-16 12:20:58 PM

ransack.: I don't like that word either, but I'm an adult male. When I was a child my mom called underwear (both sexes) "chonies".


My brother calls his young sons' balls chonies.  I call underwear underwear.
 
2013-02-16 12:21:23 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-16 12:22:17 PM

Allen. The end.: Damn dude, way to assjack a thread.


Ass-jackers.  also a good name for the fabric women use to hide their filthy crotches.
 
F42
2013-02-16 12:22:19 PM
Pantaloonies it is.
 
2013-02-16 12:22:43 PM
Round here it's 'kecks' or 'grundies'.

The word 'woman' infers adjunction to 'man' and is offensive The same applies to 'male' and 'female'. The correct and acceptable descriptive of gender is 'person' and 'woperson'.

No, wait...
 
2013-02-16 12:25:33 PM

FirstNationalBastard: ilambiquated: Panties means small pants. I don't see what the problem is. Maybe "pantlings" or "pantikins" or "panticles" as an alternative...?

Pantaloons is still out there, waiting to be brought back.


As long as they cover the quim
 
2013-02-16 12:26:53 PM
i.qkme.me

Hey, its remotely related and we know where this thread is heading any ways.
 
2013-02-16 12:27:28 PM
Fine, we'll call them "vulva wrappers".
 
2013-02-16 12:28:06 PM

radarlove: Women's vaginas are filled with mucus and occasionally yeast, smell off-putting, are naturally covered in hair (or unnaturally in stubble), gush blood a week out of the month, and look like a Predator face.


Go on.....
 
2013-02-16 12:28:25 PM

radarlove: Allen. The end.: Damn dude, way to assjack a thread.

Ass-jackers.  also a good name for the fabric women use to hide their filthy crotches.


You sound like you get laid, repeatedly and daily.

/in your dreams
 
2013-02-16 12:28:59 PM
I know quite a few women who hate the word. As heap points out above, a lot of those women also hate the word moist. Maybe the fact that both those words have both sexual and non-sexual connotations, so when they're encountered outside of a sexual context, they're hilarious to men because we're all really 14 years old when it comes to humor, but off-putting to women.
 
2013-02-16 12:29:01 PM

mongbiohazard: Because they're too wealthy and too pampered and don't know what real problems are like anymore so they have to invent bullshiat non-problems to fuss over like the useless parasites they are.


So very much this.
 
2013-02-16 12:31:52 PM

cantsleep: Like so many people today, the author has a dislike and makes no suggestion for a remedy.
Comes across as just whining another feminist.


FTFY


/Stuff like this is one of the reasons I do not take feminism seriously.
 
2013-02-16 12:32:18 PM
When the vagina starts think it's the brains it's time to amputate

/ventriloquist, ducking out
 
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