Bimbo:(n) an attractive but empty-headed young woman, especially one perceived as a willing sex object
The vernacular of vitriol.
Yes–I’m talking about those words and phrases which are tossed off to quickly communicate our disdain, dislike or disapproval of some group of people.
It does not take long to get the pulse of the heartbeat of prejudice.
For instance, when it comes to referring to fat people, we have:
- Fat butt
- Fat ass
- Fat head
Now, consider the vernacular of vitriol when it comes to skinny. Not as many choices, huh?
So you see, society has decided who should be targeted and how they should be attacked. Never is this any more evident than in a discussion about the genders.
Insults given to men often are received as compliments:
- Big thug
As you can see, each one might be considered a negative–except in the ears of he who actually possesses the attributes.
But when it comes to women, it’s much more pointed:
- And of course, bimbo
So we take a human soul who may be a bit more innocent, less traveled or even purposefully refusing to be jaded, and we target her as good for nothing but sexual pleasure.
It is a dangerous practice which is pursued daily in our country with discrimination and bigotry.
After all, no one ever refers to a white bastard. We prefer black bastard.
We will never uproot prejudice in our country until we gently and intelligently take a microscope to the twisted language of meanness.