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(The Atlantic)   Women hate the word "panties" because reasons   (theatlantic.com) divider line 57
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2013-02-16 08:42:33 AM
8 votes:
This article reads like that awkward moment when you ask your friends "Hey guys, don't you hate it when...?" and no one does.
2013-02-16 11:56:51 AM
5 votes:
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
2013-02-16 08:46:28 AM
5 votes:
What the hell kind of women is the author hanging out with? I've met a whole slew of women who would slit your throat and piss down your neck hole if you said the word coont or twat but never met one gave a shirt about the word panties.
2013-02-16 08:23:26 AM
5 votes:
Moist panties are still awesome right?
2013-02-16 11:48:56 AM
4 votes:
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."
2013-02-16 12:26:53 PM
3 votes:
i.qkme.me

Hey, its remotely related and we know where this thread is heading any ways.
2013-02-16 12:18:40 PM
3 votes:
How about getting the fark over yourself?  Does that work for you?
2013-02-16 12:07:07 PM
3 votes:
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 11:58:15 AM
3 votes:

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.
2013-02-16 11:57:32 AM
3 votes:
We live in a society that made being perpetually offended a positive characteristic.
2013-02-16 08:31:12 AM
3 votes:
It's one of those words that becomes more absurd the more one thinks about it.
2013-02-17 03:37:30 AM
2 votes:

hasty ambush: 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.


What the F*CK does that article have to do with feminism?

Some of you guys are trying so hard to be offended, it's almost unbelievable. But this is Fark, so of course there's a plentiful supply of dumbassery. "Someone doesn't like a word. FEMINAZI! WHINING! PREDATOR GASH!"

Listen, you simple-minded, squalling idiots: It's just a light article looking at why many women are skeeved out by a particular word. It's not a statement on the size of your dick or an attack on your obviously fragile manhood. It's not a manifesto demanding equal pay for equal work, or anything as terrifyingly revolutionary as that.

Calm the f*ck down.
2013-02-16 12:19:24 PM
2 votes:

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 12:16:39 PM
2 votes:

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 12:12:20 PM
2 votes:
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 12:11:28 PM
2 votes:
'"Because reasons" is really the best summary of that article.
2013-02-16 12:10:32 PM
2 votes:

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 12:09:39 PM
2 votes:
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 11:54:50 AM
2 votes:
Some people really need to learn the meaning of the phrase "you gotta pick your battles."

Really. Let it go.
2013-02-16 11:50:30 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-16 11:50:21 AM
2 votes:
Sounds like someones knickers are in a bunch.
2013-02-16 09:50:50 AM
2 votes:
Sounds like someone has Terminal PMS.
2013-02-16 08:56:55 AM
2 votes:

beautifulbob: Moist panties are still awesome right?


moist panties in their crevice.
2013-02-16 06:20:17 PM
1 votes:
The thing I've never got about these random people who are offended by the term panties is what else do you call them? My understanding is that it is the term for a certain kind of underwear. Much like boxers, briefs, boy shorts, thongs, etc, etc. If you don't like panties... well then don't wear them. There's all kinds of underwear out there, panties are just some of the most popular for most women.
2013-02-16 04:00:16 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Dragonflew: 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]

Yes, because when a worse problem is found, all other lesser problems are automatically voided.  Your anger at this trivial issue is a problem - but it does not even matter, because there is something worse. Those two starving kids?  They don't matter at all, because there are three starving kids elsewhere, right?

I farking hate this attitude.

In a lot of cases, I agree with you. Just because you can point to someone who has it worse than you, doesn't mean your problems aren't real and important.

However, this is not one of those cases.

This is one of the most juvenile, asinine, over-priveleged, ridiculous things I've ever read. Please spare us your manufactured outrage, and kindly go fornicate yourself.

The children are right to mock you, Ralph.


Well, at least you got to feel superior. So you have that going for you.
2013-02-16 03:18:02 PM
1 votes:
I came here to see an epic thread full of women in panties.

I AM NOW LEAVING EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!
2013-02-16 03:10:43 PM
1 votes:
I find the word "quinoa" to be creepy so I demand that everyone stop using it.
2013-02-16 02:41:09 PM
1 votes:
Speaking of "panties", why do so many of you have yours in a bunch?

I think if you find the word "panties" creepy, it says a lot about you...
2013-02-16 02:34:40 PM
1 votes:

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

If by "assjack" you mean put things in perspective because the idiot author of TFA seems to have lost hers, then thank you.


Ah yes, "perspective."  Perspective is so important:  without it, we can never call everyone idiots and hypocrites and dismiss their day-to-day life as insignificant, or insult them for having the temerity to write about whatever interests them.

If only this author had some "perspective," she'd realize that it's idiotic to write about pretty much anything, because someone else is dying of malaria on the opposite side of the world.  If only she had some perspective, she'd realize that the only appropriate use of written language is to sanctimoniously harp on people for not having perspective.
2013-02-16 02:32:09 PM
1 votes:

The Voice of Doom: fortheloveofgod
ausfahrk:

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.

That's why I originally mentioned "underpants" and not just "underwear".


The fact that she realized the whole premise of her article was bullshiat and included a made-up story about a conversation with her sister to try to patch it over is particularly telling.  Go GIS the phrase "women's underwear" and see how many pictures come up with just a bra.  There's no ambiguity.  It's all panties.
2013-02-16 02:23:52 PM
1 votes:
Christ. Does this lady run a lesbian book store in Portlandia?

Hint: every pointed object isn't a phallic imagery designed to oppress women, "biatch" is about as misogynist as "dick" is misandrist, and "panties" isn't any more offensive than "undies".
2013-02-16 02:19:10 PM
1 votes:
I just call 'em skivvies.
2013-02-16 01:59:14 PM
1 votes:
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 01:46:46 PM
1 votes:
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 01:40:53 PM
1 votes:

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 01:30:12 PM
1 votes:
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 01:28:15 PM
1 votes:
theventus.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-16 01:22:31 PM
1 votes:
covers4.booksamillion.com
2013-02-16 12:56:08 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-02-16 12:54:07 PM
1 votes:
Panties may not be the greatest thing ever, but they are right next to it.
2013-02-16 12:31:52 PM
1 votes:

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 12:28:59 PM
1 votes:
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 12:27:28 PM
1 votes:
Fine, we'll call them "vulva wrappers".
2013-02-16 12:21:23 PM
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com
2013-02-16 12:15:24 PM
1 votes:

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


Spoken like a true farker
2013-02-16 12:11:15 PM
1 votes:
As long as it's not preceded by the word "Granny".
2013-02-16 11:57:45 AM
1 votes:
Subbyie is correct, pointless article is pointless.
2013-02-16 11:57:33 AM
1 votes:
Bottom part is underwear, top is a bra (or camisole, or sports bra, or corset, or whatever).  There's too much variation in the bottom part to label it as the type, but not up top.  Done and done.
2013-02-16 11:57:27 AM
1 votes:

ladyfortuna: sn82: Sounds like someones knickers are in a bunch.

Drat, you beat me to it.

I just think the word is kind of stupid, but the Brits have been on this one for decades. Knickers it is!


I love the word knickers.

/ knickers
// I'm not British either
/// more slashies
2013-02-16 11:51:30 AM
1 votes:
We hate it about as much as you guys hate the word "sorry".
2013-02-16 11:49:50 AM
1 votes:
Hoo Hoo like typing detected.

/Author need to wash the sand from her Veeginer.
2013-02-16 11:48:40 AM
1 votes:
The panties their mothers laid out for them?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-16 10:06:41 AM
1 votes:
Stop wearing them and we'll stop talking about them.
2013-02-16 09:44:33 AM
1 votes:
On blondes they are known as 'ankle warmers'...
2013-02-16 09:18:51 AM
1 votes:
Pantaloons sounds like perverted cartoon chraracters.
2013-02-16 09:07:59 AM
1 votes:
My only problem with word is my mil raised three girls and will use the word panties for all underwear for both genders.  Really annoying when your toddler son just got potty trained and runs out the bathroom in his briefs just to have grandma say 'Oh, your running around in your panties'.  Quit it woman, my sons are boys, not your granddaughters.

/she also had a thing about using the phrase 'butt burp'
//she quit that, when I started using the phrase 'face fart'
2013-02-16 08:44:25 AM
1 votes:
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".
 
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