[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 20 18:17:15 UTC 2016

This was news to me. Could it be a clipping from “crazy bitch”? 

Surely there must be a similar sort of word used to describe how men act as a way to blame them for the breakup.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 20 Mar 2016, at 05:54, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I think of two things. First, there is the meaning of "hysterical", a word
> with a firm gender bias.
> Second, there is this:
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/dont-call-women-crazy_n_6201580.html
> DanG
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Donald Trump has called Megyn Kelly "crazy."
>> Donald Trump has resumed his gratuitous obsessive-compulsive blasting of
>> Megyn Kelly. And according to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter:
>> "Lately he's been calling her 'crazy,' which some people would think is a
>> sexist reference. There is a meaning of 'crazy' when applied to women that
>> is different than when applied to men. We all kind of know that in society.
>> When he says 'crazy Megyn Kelly,' it certainly has a specific connotation."
>> Q.: Huh? *I* don't know it, "kind of" or otherwise. Crazy means crazy.
>> First we were assured that "moist" is one of the most offensive words in
>> English.  Now this.
>> Elucidation, please.
>> JL

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