In Defense of the Word 'Fuck'

‘Fuck’ is one of my favorite words. I love it, I love the way it rolls off the tongue and punctuates sentences with deliberate intent. It’s the best. But ‘fuck’ doesn’t work well in most journalism spaces, except here at my beloved Jezebel, and some think that reluctance to use such an awesome word is to our readers… » 3/31/14 7:15pm 3/31/14 7:15pm

Fuck Your Delicate Sensibilities, I'm Going to Swear as Much as I Want

I swear a lot. In writing, if not so much in speech (but, fuck it, also a lot of times in speech). Swearing is awesome, because it adds a little extra punch to your sentence that lets people know you mean business! Or, at least, I guess that's how most people characterize the function of swearing. Personally, I don't… » 5/15/13 5:15pm 5/15/13 5:15pm

Brothel Menu from 1912 Is the Dirtiest Thing You’ll Read All Day

Intrepid feminist blogger Amanda Marcotte tweeted a filthy piece of history early this morning: an old timey (ca. 1912) brothel menu from the famed London fuckery run by Mrs. F.A. Tasse. Among other insights that the menu makes us modern folks privy to, Marcotte notes that the menu should pretty much end all debate… » 3/03/13 1:00pm 3/03/13 1:00pm

Want to Watch a Supercut of Celebrities Dropping the F-Bomb? Why the…

I was once told by a new acquaintance that, while she generally didn't like swearing, she appreciated the way that curse words fit into my speech pattern. "It seems like a natural part of you language," she said, to which I replied, "Whatever, you fucking square," before popping the collar of my leather jacket and… » 9/13/12 12:00pm 9/13/12 12:00pm

Patrick Fitzgerald Is Sexy When He's Steaming Mad

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald — heretofore best known for pursuing the charges in the outing of Valerie Plame and inspiring the term "Fitzmas" with his indictment of Scooter Libby — inspired a little more in me today with his all-American righteous outrage and bitten words when describing the charges against… » 12/09/08 6:00pm 12/09/08 6:00pm