By Israel Ramirez |Staff Writer|
Cursing has become a part of everyday language for many of us.
Many argue that women should not curse or swear because it is not lady-like.
I argue that if you want to drop the f-bomb, then do it!
It is very attractive to me to see or hear women go against traditional standards.
Traditional standards meaning: how to act and speak befittingly in private and public settings.
I mean, come on, we are in the 21st century; There is nothing more attractive than a woman who speaks her mind.
My only recommendation is to just curse with caution, but still make sure to express yourself in a way that indicates, “this is who I am, and nothing can change me.”
The beauty beneath cursing is that it is very direct and simple.
When we curse, we are simply saying exactly what we are thinking and what we would like to express.
So why should we deprive women from this crude catharsis?
Oftentimes, a classy woman is classified by her elegance, intellect and mannerism.
Though using profanity would challenge a woman’s elegance and “proper” mannerism in the social norms of society, to me a woman who can express herself is very attractive—a woman who speaks confidently, yet carries herself gracefully.
“I think women who curse are simply displaying their emotions in a way that isn’t completely ideal in today’s society, but I don’t think this makes them any less attractive. If anything it just helps to show their self-confidence,” said student Jonathan Garcia.
Women should be able to express themselves in any way they choose.
Cursing—it is a way to relieve stress and anger.
To me, there is this strange, positive effect that leaves an impact in our mentality after being unfiltered, raw and honest.
However, as much as I stand by this, I do believe that there is a time and place for profanity.
There is a proper setting for everything—everyone, both men and women, should know when cursing is appropriate and when it is not.
For example, you do not want to do it in a workplace where your boss or other employers are present, or around other people and settings that are not suitable for foul language.
This is not just for women, but for everyone.
“Whenever I’m speaking during a formal conversation I do not use profanity as I do not find it suiting to use it during a serious matter, but if I’m with my friends or someone that I am comfortable with, being myself isn’t a problem,” said student Jacqueline Silva.
It is totally appropriate for women to curse and express themselves freely just as men are able to do so without having to face the same backlash that women receive for doing so.
Breaking a social norm is never easy, but it sure as hell is worth it if it means to be more free.