Sugar tits. Butter face. The language we use to put down women is illustrious and plentiful, a cloying metaphor for every ingredient in a well-stocked kitchen.
Meanwhile, the disparaging remarks in the English language’s man-dissing arsenal are restricted to less evocative animal and body part comparisons, i.e. jackass. Or, worse, they draw from women-centric language, as if to say there’s nothing lower than femininity. Douchebag. Bitch.
Poking fun at the inane words we use to insult women, photographer Anna Friemoth staged literal representations of the terms and phrases in her aptly named series “Words for Women.” In one image, a brunette smears a stick of butter on her made-up face, contorted in an agonized pout. In another, a figure proudly displays her bare chest, smeared in sugary frosting.