Whore, Slut, Bitch: The Wrong way to insult a Politician

Politicians are a bit shit, aren’t they? I think we can all agree on that account. Whether we be English and forced into another pointless lockdown by an over grown blob monster in a blond wig. Welsh, and unable to buy non-essential items from our supermarkets. Irish…I’m not entirely sure what the Irish are doing right now but it’s 2020, so it can’t be anything good. American and trapped in a choice between a kinda racist jerk (Trump) and someone who is more than likely a pedophile, and also racist, and senile (Biden).

Or you could be Scottish like me up here in the north, and have the party that was supposed to be building a long-term plan for independence destroy the economy. Making it by the way, very unlikely that we’ll ever get independence again.

What I’m trying to say is that I’m not overly fond of politicians right now.

But for the sake of this post’s topic, let’s just say that I hate Nicola Sturgeon.

No more than that I wish death upon her.

Let her be smothered by her own stupid tartan mask.

Now before anyone gets upset, I’m not actively plotting the death of a politician. I just really need you to understand the depth of my hatred for this woman. So that you don’t mistake what I say next, as coming from any actual sympathy, or fondness, for Sturgeon herself.

Because as the title may suggest, if there’s a right way to insult our darling politicians, then there’s a wrong way too.

For instance, say I was to get so angry at Nicola Sturgeon one day – you know because she’s ruining my country and whatnot – that I was to call her a pigwhore. Now why would that be wrong? That’s right, although a knee jerk reaction for many of us, instantly insulting a woman’s sexuality is a by-product of our still very patriarchal society.  But that can’t be right, I hear you shout – I call male politicians whores all the time.

Boris Johnson is particularly deserving of such a title. But really think about it, when you hear someone call someone a man-whore, it doesn’t sound like a really cutting insult, it sounds like a joke. And that’s because in our cultural lexicon, it really is. It’s funny to call a man a sex worker, because clearly that’s something that just doesn’t happen. Sex work is thought of as a woman’s domain, okay…let’s pretend that’s even remotely true. Either way, you don’t have a particularly good insult on your hands.

So, you say, you can’t call her a whore – by surely calling her a pig is fine. A greasy, smelly, dirt ridding pig. Look at her, look at what she did to Alex Salmond – she’s filth. And while I agree that she very much is, why is your first instinct to insult her appearance rather than her actions? Would you do so for a man? I mean don’t get me wrong, we do insult men’s looks: Trump’s hair looks like a tribble, Biden looks like death incarnate, Boris is a toad and I swear to god Keir Starmer is the reincarnation of a shovel. And while that is also missing the point of why we hate these men so very much – as should be fairly obvious by now, it does take on a slightly more troubling meaning when it’s a woman. Years of oppression, punching down and all that. I know, I know, patriarchy ruins everything.

Of course, sexism isn’t the only bigotry we have to be careful about using when we display our righteous anger to the coldblooded butchers that run our world. Well…the British one anyway. For instance, if I were to say that Sturgeon’s haircut makes her look like a wizened little man of a hundred and eighty-five, that could be construed as transphobic… possibly I’m not certain, please feel free to correct me in the comments. But it’s certainly slightly ageist; after all, why is it a bad thing that she looks like a little old man of a hundred and eighty-five? Sucks all of the joy out of an insult. You only want to hit the leech of a politician, but you end up being cruel to some innocent person instead.

While there is some ground to the argument that the modern notion of political correctness can rather perversely be used to shut down real political discourse – it cannot be denied that when we insult a politician using hate speech, we dilute our own insult and rob it of both its intended meaning and value.

Damn it, I hear you say – it’s practically impossible to insult the murderers running my country using the slurs, and rhetoric the internet has prepared me to use. So, I’m just gonna make up my own words.

And well…yeah. It’s certainly fun to make up your insults, and it defiantly frees you of the danger of offence, or miss fire on an innocent. It’s fun to call Nicola Sturgeon a Fuzzwopple; or Keir Starmer a Bolderfups; or even Obama and the Clintons EvilDennjsydfjai. But you see the problem there, too right? The words are fun to say and they certainly don’t hurt anyone, but they also just don’t mean anything. We only really understand that these are insults by the tone in which they are said, and with written media we don’t even have that. We’ve gone from one extreme of just offending and insulting everybody, to the other end of the spectrum where we’re not even really insulting our intended target.

So then, what’s the answer – how can we express our anger, in a way that won’t hurt someone innocent and yet still actually expresses our hatred?

Honestly the answer seems to be the simplest: just be honest about why you’re actually angry.

Why do I hate Nicola Sturgeon? She’s ruining my country, by gutting the economy and encouraging the worst of Scottish racist tendencies within her followers. Not because she is a woman with a stupid haircut and an old man face.

I hate Keir Starmer because he is surgically removing the actually left-wing members from the Labour party – and if that sounds counter intuitive, well, congratulations you have a fully developed sense of earth logic, it’s a pity the Blairites don’t. I do not hate him because he has a shovel face.

I don’t trust Obama, not because he has a set of clownish ears or (ridiculously enough) anything at all to do with his race; but because people seem to conveniently forget his war crimes every time they want to compare him favourably next to their political villain of the week. He’s also a little too chummy with sexual predators and, you know, other proven war criminals.

Biden and the Clintons are those sexual predators and other proven war criminals.

Twitter is saying we might have a third lockdown, no…no…clearly the reason I hate Boris Johnson is because he looks like a shaggy dog that was turned human through a series of horribly cruel laboratory experiments.

There is probably a list longer than the entirety of the bible why people don’t like, or take issue with Donald Trump and I can guarantee you that when it comes down to it; not one of them involves his skin being orange or his hair being ridiculous.

Well that’s me, that’s my rude little rant done. If you’ve enjoyed this excuse to call the politicians of the Western World as many rude things as I can get away with, to try and express my rage in a somewhat healthy way, then follow the Wee Blog, if you haven’t already. Also check me out on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and GoodReads. Also check out my Short Story page, to see if my fiction is as racey as my posts; and don’t forget to sign up for the Wee Mailing list before the 19th of December, to see some of the insults that were a bit too rude even for this post. Also, before I go, I’d just like to say something:  I focused on western politicians, and these ones in particular because they were honestly the ones I knew the most about, and therefore have the most intimate hate for. If you think there was any I left out, that I should have mentioned, please mention them down below in the comments.  All I ask is that you be as inventive and colourful in your language as possible. And for those of you wondering why I didn’t go harder after Trump, this is a blog post about how to insult politicians and if you have trouble insulting as big a target as Donald Trump, then nothing I could say would help.  Until next time Wee Readers, have a bonny day and if I don’t see you before then, have a very merry Christmas.

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26 thoughts on “Whore, Slut, Bitch: The Wrong way to insult a Politician

  1. I agree with you politicians are mostly scum. And I can see why some people might think Trump is a “jerk.” But it’s the media’s complete lies that make people think Trump is a racist. They flat out lied about his Charlottesville comments and every other idiot white supremacy thing. This media is despicable. Trump got way more minority votes than any other Republican president. And these shut downs are ridiculous and Trump thinks they should not happen. And this election was stolen like in a banana republic. I’m glad to see you don’t trust Obama–he weaponized the justice department to come after Trump and is still behind this coup. Of course, I live in Michigan, in the USA

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    1. I did not know that, but in hindsight considering some of the horrible stuff you hear about the western media, that doesn’t entirely surprise me. Poor tribble haired Trump 😦 It’s true, I don’t trust Obama – I wouldn’t really trust anyone who’s glorified by the media to the extent he is. It’s just not natural 🙂

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    2. Amen!

      I feel for you. I’m stuck with Der Kommisar Cooper. Whitmer should be arrested. Obama & the Clintons need to disappear, permanently. My town is lucky enough to have a smart Sheriff & a disinterested Police Chief. They’ve refused to enforce any if Pooper/Cooper’s declarations. Yes, the stores have to abide the face condoms to operate in the state but, there is a rather large portion folks walking & biking around sans S & M face/mouth gags. Our little town’s restaurants are hanging on.

      I’m so sorry. I hope more people flee the insane states.

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  2. Let me make this simple. I agree wholeheartedly and I have to say I laughed outrageously loud at this. I am northern, not as much as you but from the borderlands. And one thing we excel in much like the Scots is swearing. Fantastic imaginative profanities that make you angry and laugh at the same time.
    I encourage swearing at such profundities as politicians,in fact I hold the record for calling Margaret thatcher and Neil Kinnock the c word to their face. So please carry on insulting politicians and as for sturgeon she looks like one of my grandads knackers . So let’s not get hung up on who we may upset more on the fact of who, with our imagination and traditions insult the most.

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      1. Ha ha ha there is more to the story. But I am the son of a miner. Born to dig coal and earn my scars by day to day toil.then you wake up on day,the wind blowing across the fields makes you wrap your collar extra tight but never makes you walk that little bit quicker to work.and it’s all gone,your village surrounded by police and winter bites hard on a home without coal. But I was young,full of hatred and as you age you realise that you are who you are because you made you.all else is the bumps and shoves in the road you walk.

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      2. Ha ha ha morning love.
        And to put it in context I had a massive hangover from working all night at the Camden rock festival and so staggered rather tired and ready for bed to Waitrose Holloway Road there as I fell in the door,to be confronted by the Neil kinnock moaning about how he couldn’t find a decent avocado in the whole of Islington and I’m afraid I saw red and uttered a volley of language that made trawlermen in Grimsby turn around and blush.

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  3. Attempting to insult a politician is a pointless exercise, so I’m not sure that there is any right or wrong way of doing it. When politicians claim immunity from the truth it seems highly unlikely that anything invented (whether sexist or not) is likely to make a dent. I’m all in favour of a few random profanities, however, since such words never really mean anything sensible but do, at least, convey an emotional reaction.
    Personally, where I would draw the line is the use of the word ‘hate’, which is surely the ugliest word in the language.
    Sexism has no place in society (and never did) but hatred, historically, has done a lot more damage.

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  4. I’m not a big Trump fan. I didn’t vote for him in 2016…tho, I SURE as hell wasn’t voting for body count Clinton. Oh, HELL no. I’m still not all that fond of him but, reading tea leaves and seeing how our country was lurching towards off the charts insanity, I voted for him. Apparently, I wasn’t alone. Now, we have a system laid bare for all to see the blatant corruption. I remember reading about how there were claims that Nixon won, not JFK before I was born. We know how all of that turned out.

    Now that our Supreme Court has accepted a stolen election, a precedent has been set and secession movements that have been active for years may take center stage. Texas is the one state that can do it as they joined the Union by pure agreement, not legislation. I lived there for a decade. I worked in the very building that housed their nation’s currency. Those folks could become an independent nation, again, quickly.

    I am not hopeful for 2021.

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  5. Hi. You recently followed my blog and I’m following yours. Im an American and here, some of say trump looks like he’s got a dead ferret on head. An insult to ferrets, I know, but someone’s got to take one for the team. I like your writing.

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  6. I really don’t care the way politicians look as long as the issue sides they support agree with mine.
    You said be honest with yourself before going after them so why waste effort on meaningless negative words about their appearance? Ivanka Trump is physically beautiful but a reincarnation of the devil in her father’s image father in my opinion inside.

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