Feminists are discussing the problematic word ânubileâ over on Twitter right now. According to the New Yorkerâs Emily Nussbaum, itâs the âworst wordâ:
I have determined the worst word and it is "nubile."
â Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) December 21, 2018
Others, however, came up with problematic words of their own. For Jill Filipovic, itâs âpantiesâ:
Have you considered âpantiesâ?
â Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) December 21, 2018
Or maybe itâs âsuckleâ thatâs the really bad one:
itâs actually suckle
â Scaachi (@Scaachi) December 21, 2018
Twitchy favorite Patricia Heaton has some thoughts as well:
Nope. âOintment.â https://t.co/xRouDyvpY5
â Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) December 21, 2018
Men can get in on this, too. Gabriel Sherman thinks âmoistâ is bad:
worse than moist?
â Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) December 21, 2018
But maybe some men should sit this one out. Hereâs Joss Whedon, whose wife reportedly divorced him over his serial infidelity and fake feminism, on the original word in the thread:
I love it because it means young (often too young) and sexual (or sexually attractive), but as a kid I found a dictionary from 1900 which defined it as âof marriageable ageâ. So itâs awful sort of double! English language, keepinâ it creepy
â Joss Whedon (@joss) December 22, 2018
In Hollywood, itâs ok to cheat on your wife with âyoungâ and âsexually attractiveâ women âof marriageable age,â but whatever you do, DO NOT CALL THEM âNUBILEâ BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE âCREEPY.â
Nailed it again, Hollywood. Never. Change.
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018
'Sounds a bit RAPEY': Joss Whedon's July 4 message for the 'Far Right' ISN'T as bada** as he thinks https://t.co/K3FkUoYNFt
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 3, 2018
White knight Joss Whedon tries to win his feminist credentials back, gets dragged https://t.co/Lxulhl2lzW
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 2, 2018
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â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2018