Anyone who’s ever been called a nice piece of “arm candy”, a “pushover” or (God, forbid) “sugar tits”, will know these put-downs are mostly directed at individuals with clits.
There are a fair bunch of insults that, though not technically gendered, are considerably more often aimed at females, like “slut”, “whore” and my all-time favorite: “feminazi”. While there are a few “mansults” out there (insults only aimed at men), it’s fair to say there are arguably less than female-specific put-downs.
What happens when you visualize such gendered snubs? Artist Anna Friemoth has done just that, with a new series lovingly entitled Words for Women. The portraits take sexist insults to a literal level.