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2013-02-16 01:18:00 PM  

Aquapope: PsiChick: No, Subtard,  women do not hate the word 'panties', nor was that even suggested in the article.  One opinion writer and her friends happen to  dislike the word 'panties' because it's a bit obnoxious to them. FFS, if you're going to try for a Fark Misogyny Thread (or whatever the hell you were going for, but I can't really see any other options), at least dig out a Republican speaking off-record about his honest opinions on MRA groups or something.

How 'bout a "Fark unfunny coont thread"?


This would require having someone actually attempt comedy. Gotta say, that would actually be a pretty interesting thread, slamming a shiatty comedian...

/Someone who knows how humor works needs to make this so
//It would be epic
 
2013-02-16 01:18:46 PM  
I vote for calling them "womanhole covers."
 
2013-02-16 01:19:39 PM  

SpdrJay: So from now on everyone just call panties "pussy covers"--problem solved.


My all time favorite is "squirrel covers," which I first heard John Travolta utter in one of his movies. I want to say it was Swordfish, but I can't verify that right now. The gal's reaction in the movie was priceless - essentially "Are you farking kidding me?" I think later in the same movie he said "You'll be amazed what a guy will do for a piece of patch."

Hilarious shiat.
 
2013-02-16 01:19:43 PM  
Yes, panties... Because that's an important thing to be biatching about right now, with all the injustices in the world.
 
2013-02-16 01:20:50 PM  

WhippingBoy: BumpInTheNight: WhippingBoy: As a Hegemonic Patriarch, I was planning to stop oppressing women today, but now I see that the real problem is the use of the term "panties", so instead, I'll continue my oppression, but I'll stop using that term.

You're welcome.

I just called my secretary and told her that as per feminists with too much time on their hands we will have no more panties in the office starting now, I warned her that I will be personally following up on that mandate on monday and random inspections to come.

How empowered she must feel!

From now on, I demand that I be regarded as a Feminist.


Oh it went to her head right away!  She had the nerve to suggest that this new rule swings both ways.  I was upset at first but then realized we must all make sacrifices in this dawn of a more enlightened age, she was right.
 
2013-02-16 01:21:10 PM  
The Atlantic published this?  I am disappoint.
 
2013-02-16 01:21:52 PM  

BumpInTheNight: WhippingBoy: BumpInTheNight: WhippingBoy: As a Hegemonic Patriarch, I was planning to stop oppressing women today, but now I see that the real problem is the use of the term "panties", so instead, I'll continue my oppression, but I'll stop using that term.

You're welcome.

I just called my secretary and told her that as per feminists with too much time on their hands we will have no more panties in the office starting now, I warned her that I will be personally following up on that mandate on monday and random inspections to come.

How empowered she must feel!

From now on, I demand that I be regarded as a Feminist.

Oh it went to her head right away!  She had the nerve to suggest that this new rule swings both ways.  I was upset at first but then realized we must all make sacrifices in this dawn of a more enlightened age, she was right.


Makes sense! Equality is equality!
 
2013-02-16 01:22:31 PM  
covers4.booksamillion.com
 
2013-02-16 01:28:07 PM  
Because odor-eaters was taken?
 
2013-02-16 01:28:15 PM  
theventus.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-16 01:28:45 PM  
She's complaining about connotations a word implies? Men wear briefs.

/boxers, thank you
 
2013-02-16 01:29:46 PM  
NotARocketScientist
We need a non-sexual word to describe the lower half of women's underwear. One that can be used for small children as well as old and/or obese women and not make anyone cringe.


Why is there a need for some special word at all?
Just call them underpants and be done with it - it's not like men were trousers and women were trousies.
 
2013-02-16 01:29:46 PM  
Cooze Koozey?
 
2013-02-16 01:30:12 PM  
Why does panties sound sexual?

It doesn't.  What they cover up is sexual.  Anyone who thinks the item/word itself is sexual is simple minded and perverted.
 
2013-02-16 01:30:48 PM  
It probably depends who's talking up a woman about them.

If she's atracted to you, you could robably call them any number of things and it would be ike pouring honey in her ear.

/misses seducing strange women.
 
2013-02-16 01:30:56 PM  
In all seriousness, the wymyn complaining about this have a valid point: It's a bit disingenuous to call the 4 square meters of industrial strength burlap that they wear "panties" just because they're wearing them under their loose-fitting jeans and flanel shirts.
 
2013-02-16 01:31:16 PM  
I farking love my panties. They cradle my balls soooo much better than anything else, and the fabric is just much nicer than the cotton they use for men's underwear.
 
2013-02-16 01:31:52 PM  

cotb: She's complaining about connotations a word implies? Men wear briefs.

/boxers, thank you


Men wear manties.
 
2013-02-16 01:32:07 PM  
The Voice of Doom
it's not like men were wear trousers and women were wear trousies.
FTFM
 
2013-02-16 01:32:25 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.

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.


And it's my favorite place to stick my tongue.  Ladies, how YOU doin'?
 
2013-02-16 01:32:46 PM  
media.weirdworm.com

Soon to be called "Previously Worn Female1 Intimate Apparel Vending Apparatus"


/ 1 "Female" refers to gender of intended wearer.  Use by actual female not guaranteed.
 
2013-02-16 01:33:56 PM  

radarlove: StoPPeRmobile: Dumpster cover.

coont strap




Cum catcher.
 
2013-02-16 01:36:31 PM  
If I reach a point in my life where I'm concerned about what my underwear is called, then I've either completely and utterly failed miserably with no hope of redemption, or I've completely and utterly won.
 
2013-02-16 01:39:55 PM  

PsiChick: Aquapope: PsiChick: No, Subtard,  women do not hate the word 'panties', nor was that even suggested in the article.  One opinion writer and her friends happen to  dislike the word 'panties' because it's a bit obnoxious to them. FFS, if you're going to try for a Fark Misogyny Thread (or whatever the hell you were going for, but I can't really see any other options), at least dig out a Republican speaking off-record about his honest opinions on MRA groups or something.

How 'bout a "Fark unfunny coont thread"?

This would require having someone actually attempt comedy. Gotta say, that would actually be a pretty interesting thread, slamming a shiatty comedian...

/Someone who knows how humor works needs to make this so
//It would be epic


Funny.  You don't has it.  I doubt if "someone who know how humor works" would be able to make you laugh.  Ve know how the hoomor vorks, and ve vill make dem laugh.. or dey will regret it..
 
2013-02-16 01:39:56 PM  
I realized that twunt covers was a bit, crass.  So, I'm officially withdrawing that entry and instead, I'll suggest  calling them mufflers.
 
2013-02-16 01:40:53 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."

[i160.photobucket.com image 700x493]


Says the butthurt lib from their internet-connected device.
 
2013-02-16 01:44:29 PM  

Aquapope: PsiChick: Aquapope: PsiChick: No, Subtard,  women do not hate the word 'panties', nor was that even suggested in the article.  One opinion writer and her friends happen to  dislike the word 'panties' because it's a bit obnoxious to them. FFS, if you're going to try for a Fark Misogyny Thread (or whatever the hell you were going for, but I can't really see any other options), at least dig out a Republican speaking off-record about his honest opinions on MRA groups or something.

How 'bout a "Fark unfunny coont thread"?

This would require having someone actually attempt comedy. Gotta say, that would actually be a pretty interesting thread, slamming a shiatty comedian...

/Someone who knows how humor works needs to make this so
//It would be epic

Funny.  You don't has it.  I doubt if "someone who know how humor works" would be able to make you laugh.  Ve know how the hoomor vorks, and ve vill make dem laugh.. or dey will regret it..


Exactly. What does a pseudo-feminist find funny, anyway?
 
2013-02-16 01:44:39 PM  
This comment

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


And this one


p>

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."
[i160.photobucket.com image 700x493]


 Pretty much sums it up to me.

\thread
 
2013-02-16 01:45:56 PM  

The Voice of Doom: NotARocketScientist
We need a non-sexual word to describe the lower half of women's underwear. One that can be used for small children as well as old and/or obese women and not make anyone cringe.

Why is there a need for some special word at all?
Just call them underpants and be done with it - it's not like men were trousers and women were trousies.



This.  Did someone forget the word "underwear"?  As in "mens' underwear" or "womens' underwear" or "Whose underwear has been sitting on the bathroom floor for a week?" or "My grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear."

The author of the article isn't demanding that a new word be added to our language to describe her underwear, because it already exists.  She's demanding that Victoria's Secret stop using a sexual-sounding word in their advertisements.  (Presumably so she can shop for her lace thongs and high heels in an unintimidating, non-sexualized context?)  For god's sake, just go two doors down to the Dress Barn and be done with it.
 
2013-02-16 01:46:21 PM  

You Idiots: 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."

[i160.photobucket.com image 700x493]

Says the butthurt lib from their internet-connected device.



A lib? Knowing that some pointless stupidity is stupid makes that makes you a lib now?
You must have never read a single post of mine ever. Hint: I voted for G.W. Bush... twice. Because that's what most "libs" did, right?

You Idiot.
 
2013-02-16 01:46:46 PM  
Fair enough. Any woman who doesn't like the word can stop wearing them. I spend WAY to much time trying to get women (ok, really just one in particular) out of their (her) panties, anyway.
 
2013-02-16 01:47:38 PM  
We could change the word to coont sock.
 
2013-02-16 01:47:38 PM  

WhippingBoy: Aquapope: PsiChick: Aquapope: PsiChick: No, Subtard,  women do not hate the word 'panties', nor was that even suggested in the article.  One opinion writer and her friends happen to  dislike the word 'panties' because it's a bit obnoxious to them. FFS, if you're going to try for a Fark Misogyny Thread (or whatever the hell you were going for, but I can't really see any other options), at least dig out a Republican speaking off-record about his honest opinions on MRA groups or something.

How 'bout a "Fark unfunny coont thread"?

This would require having someone actually attempt comedy. Gotta say, that would actually be a pretty interesting thread, slamming a shiatty comedian...

/Someone who knows how humor works needs to make this so
//It would be epic

Funny.  You don't has it.  I doubt if "someone who know how humor works" would be able to make you laugh.  Ve know how the hoomor vorks, and ve vill make dem laugh.. or dey will regret it..

Exactly. What does a pseudo-feminist find funny, anyway?



Q:  How many pseudo-feminists does it take to change their panties?

A:  That's not funny.


/ and four to turn the ladder
 
2013-02-16 01:47:40 PM  

iamrex: This article's author seems to have her panties in a bunch.

I'm with Christina Hendricks: "Panties is a wonderful word. It's girly. It's naughty. Say it more."


Me too.  I've always found the word "panties" sexy.  I wasn't aware there was a problem with it, except that it's weird to hear my grandma say it (maybe we should just make grandma's say a different word).
 
2013-02-16 01:49:03 PM  
Women.  They sure do complain a lot.
 
2013-02-16 01:49:54 PM  

You Idiots: 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."

[i160.photobucket.com image 700x493]

Says the butthurt lib from their internet-connected device.


So you're biatching about an internet-connected biatcher, about her post on the internet, while being internet-connected?  And you throw in "lib" and "butthurt"...  Do you actually have something to say?
 
2013-02-16 01:51:23 PM  

ausfahrk: The Voice of Doom: NotARocketScientist

This.  Did someone forget the word "underwear"?  As in "mens' underwear" or "womens' underwear" or "Whose underwear has been sitting on the bathroom floor for a week?" or "My grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear."



Did you read the entire article?  She dismissed the word underwear.  From TFA -

"So what word could be used instead? Personally, I've always just called my bottom unmentionables "underwear." My sister, though, disagrees. "Underwear" is no dice, she says, because women have two types of underwear (bras and panties)-andhow will you know which ones are being referred to? "
 
2013-02-16 01:54:51 PM  

fortheloveofgod: ausfahrk: The Voice of Doom: NotARocketScientist

This.  Did someone forget the word "underwear"?  As in "mens' underwear" or "womens' underwear" or "Whose underwear has been sitting on the bathroom floor for a week?" or "My grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear."


Did you read the entire article?  She dismissed the word underwear.  From TFA -

"So what word could be used instead? Personally, I've always just called my bottom unmentionables "underwear." My sister, though, disagrees. "Underwear" is no dice, she says, because women have two types of underwear (bras and panties)-andhow will you know which ones are being referred to? "


Her sister is retarded.  When I said grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear, did you think "Well, I shore hope her boobs are OK"?  Neither did anyone else.
 
2013-02-16 01:55:24 PM  

fortheloveofgod: ausfahrk: The Voice of Doom: NotARocketScientist

This.  Did someone forget the word "underwear"?  As in "mens' underwear" or "womens' underwear" or "Whose underwear has been sitting on the bathroom floor for a week?" or "My grandma ripped a big hole in her underwear."


Did you read the entire article?  She dismissed the word underwear.  From TFA -

"So what word could be used instead? Personally, I've always just called my bottom unmentionables "underwear." My sister, though, disagrees. "Underwear" is no dice, she says, because women have two types of underwear (bras and panties)-andhow will you know which ones are being referred to? "


That's an excellent point. Allow me a rebuttal: Article author, why in the hell are you talking about your underclothing with someone you don't know well enough that you can just call it whatever word pops into your head first?!?
 
2013-02-16 01:57:03 PM  

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


He's speaking truth to power
 
2013-02-16 01:58:20 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: radarlove: StoPPeRmobile: Dumpster cover.

coont strap

Cum catcher.


Cotton petri dish.

I mean, have you seen some of the nasty shiat that comes out of those things?
 
2013-02-16 01:59:14 PM  
It used to be that I could read a headline about panties, see a large number to the right of said thread, and be assured that the thread would be almost wordless and worth viewing. Fark, what the hell? You used to be so much cooler.
 
2013-02-16 01:59:21 PM  

WhippingBoy: StoPPeRmobile: radarlove: StoPPeRmobile: Dumpster cover.

coont strap

Cum catcher.

Cotton petri dish.

I mean, have you seen some of the nasty shiat that comes out of those things?


You got the wrong hole if shiat is coming out of it.

Either that, or you're into some seriously sick stuff.
 
2013-02-16 02:00:18 PM  
mongbiohazard: "Please lady, tell me more about how the word panties shouldn't be used."
[i160.photobucket.com image 700x493]


Grave of the Fireflies made me cry.
 
2013-02-16 02:02:06 PM  
Ok, fine. So let's just go with "gift wrap". Works for me.
 
2013-02-16 02:03:41 PM  
pant:
us.123rf.com

panty:
www.baconshirts.com
 
2013-02-16 02:03:46 PM  

HighZoolander: It used to be that I could read a headline about panties, see a large number to the right of said thread, and be assured that the thread would be almost wordless and worth viewing. Fark, what the hell? You used to be so much cooler.


Mary Jane Rottencrotch has won.
 
2013-02-16 02:04:27 PM  
sorry, that image was huge.
 
2013-02-16 02:06:10 PM  
 
2013-02-16 02:07:56 PM  

CarrieWhite: I've disliked this word for the same reason. We call them Knickers in Aus/UK.


Or frankies if they have skid marks.
 
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