[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 20:13:49 UTC 2016


Good find. Perhaps “crazy bitch” comes from this, not the other way around.

FWIW, the link says it’s from "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?” Based on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_Jesus_Bring_the_Pork_Chops%3F <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Will_Jesus_Bring_the_Pork_Chops?>), it’s probably the audiobook version.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:58, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> https://youtu.be/VCGMInJ7jYE
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> Don't know where it's from
> On Mar 20, 2016 2:43 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Subject:      Re: sexist "crazy"
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>> I didn=E2=80=99t see that prevalent in a few Google searches I tried. =
>> Perhaps =E2=80=9Casshole=E2=80=9D. BB
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>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 11:34, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>>> Didn't George Carlin say that women are crazy but men are stupid?
>>> On Mar 20, 2016 2:17 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> =
>> wrote:
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>>>> This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from =3DE2=3D80=3D9Ccrazy =
>> =3D
>>>> bitch=3DE2=3D80=3D9D?=3D20
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>>>> Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how men =
>> act =3D
>>>> as a way to blame them for the breakup.
>>>> =20
>>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>>>> =20
>>>>> On 20 Mar 2016, at 05:54, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of "hysterical", =
>> a =3D
>>>> word
>>>>> with a firm gender bias.
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> Second, there is this:
>>>>> =3D20
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>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/dont-call-women-crazy_n_6201580.h=
>> =3D
>>>> tml
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> DanG
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter =3D
>>>> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive =
>> blasting =3D
>>>> of
>>>>>> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian =
>> Stelter:
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would =
>> think =3D
>>>> is a
>>>>>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to =
>> women =3D
>>>> that
>>>>>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that in =
>> =3D
>>>> society.
>>>>>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific =3D
>>>> connotation."
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means =3D
>>>> crazy.
>>>>>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive =
>> words =3D
>>>> in
>>>>>> English.  Now this.
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> Elucidation, please.
>>>>>> =3D20
>>>>>> JL
>>>> =20


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