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14 Fourth-Wave Feminist Artists Kicking A** And Showing It Too

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts

The Internet is a complicated space for most young women. One the one hand, it's a site of frequent abuse, where women's bodies are passed around like...

In Defense of the F-Word: The Case for Conscious Cussing

Casey Erin Wood | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Casey Erin Wood

As a culture we have decided that certain words are more powerful than others, and in some instances we've taken it even further and decided that some words are downright bad. How can a word itself be bad?

Historian Finds Oldest Use Of F-Word Hidden In Medieval Court Papers

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.14.2015 | Weird News

A researcher has found what is believed to be the earliest written example of the f-word. (Caution: a certain four-letter word is used ahead, and use...

Why I'll Never Write The F-Word

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I've written hundreds of thousands of words during the past 50 years, but I've never written the f-word. I don't need the word to communicate effectively or to get published. The English language is rich with so many other delightful, juicy, descriptive, and provocative words.

Oh F*ck, I Think I'm Raising Kids Who Swear

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Look, in the long run, "f*ck" is but a word. Is it a word that I'd prefer my kids not go around screaming? Yes. But it's only bad because we've been conditioned to get so worked up about swearing.

The Therapeutic Value Of An F-Bomb

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

For the times when you wish you could just swear, I am sharing with you some "anti-mantras" based on Go the F*ck to Sleep. They just might provide a needed catharsis and oxytocin-releasing smiles as we endure the daily challenges of parenting.

Where Did The F-Word Come From?

Melissa Mohr | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home
Melissa Mohr

Once upon a time, the English population was decimated by the plague. The King was so concerned about the shrinking number of his subjects that he ordered his people to reproduce.

'Modern Family': Lily Drops The F-Bomb

Posted 03.19.2012 | TV

It's something all parents can remember -- or will experience if not there yet. That awkward moment when their child first discovers profanity. Unfort...

Mike Huckabee Drops The F-Bomb

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee appears to drop an "F-bomb" in a recent video for part of the ONE campaign's new push to combat famine in the Horn ...

Robert Sayegh, Delta Passenger, Kicked Off Plane For Using F-Word

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.14.2011 | Travel

Robert Sayegh was flying back from his cousin's wedding on Sunday on a Delta flight, when, while complaining about a delay, he used the F-word to a fe...

The F Word: Crushing Workers in Wisconsin Has National Effects

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So that's what they mean by from welfare to work. First you force the poorest Americans into the workforce, then you go after their bargaining power. Wisconsin is only the eye of this storm.

The F Word: Setting the Story Straight on Snow "Slowdown"

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

It's worth noting: the story of a union-staged work slowdown after New York's first major snowstorm of the year has been debunked pretty thoroughly by now.

The F Word: Protests in Cairo Forgotten by Obama

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

Why did the president not have anything to say about Egypt -- where thousands of people, inspired by Tunisia, were taking to the streets to protest their own repressive government -- another one the US has backed for years?

The F Word: Leaving the People Out of the Debate

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on U.S. TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

The F Word: Public Workers Getting Snowed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

Non-New Yorkers gloat beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of the problems that are likely to be coming your way.

The F Word: Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last Thursday, 131 demonstrators -- many of them veterans -- were arrested outside of the White House, protesting war.

The F Word: Attacks On Government Workers in Tax Deal

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A little-noticed provision in the "tax cut compromise" we discussed today with Bernie Sanders might well drain the states' coffers.

The F Word: When Interpol Cares about Sexual Assault

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday -- he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. T...

The F Word: WikiLeaks' Economic Warfare

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

If Assange's cyber invasion is to Bankster Street what the civil rights marchers were to segregation, what are Wall Street's water cannons? I can hardly wait to find out.

The F Word: Why Tax When You Can Freeze?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Although that $2 billion Obama estimates he'll save in freezing federal employees' wages sounds like a lot of money, it isn't. Compare it to the $700 billion that we handed over to Wall Street.

The F Word: Profits, Pensions, and the Return of GM

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a littl...

The F Word: Time to Call It Torture

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The New York Times is finally calling it torture -- when someone else has admitted to it.

The F Word: Time to Stop Making Nice to Military

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

President Obama's go-slow approach to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discrimination in the military has left repeal on life support in a lame-duck ses...

The F Word: Lessons from Elizabeth Warren

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Which lesson will Obama take from sweeping midterm losses? The mantra from the media is move right, conciliate, bridge build. But that's the rotten ro...

The F Word: Who Profits From Silly Campaign Season?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

We need another word for silly season. It's way beyond silly how some are competing in this midterm race. In Illinois in particular, it's not been pre...