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    21 Words That Are Only Ever Used To Describe Women

    "The bossy and ambitious woman flounced out of government in a haughty show of emotion!"

    Below is a list of words used regularly in the media and in general conversation to describe women. To help change the conversation, a list of alternative words and phrases has been provided.

    1. "Flounces"

    Alternatives: "takes a stand", "leaves", "quits"

    2. "Shrill"

    Alternatives: "direct"

    3. "Bossy"

    Alternatives: "authoritative", "assertive", "direct"

    4. "Highly strung"

    HBO /

    Alternatives: "apprehensive", "uneasy", "no-nonsense"

    5. "Feisty"

    Showtime /

    Alternatives: "tough", "direct", "straightforward", "lively"

    6. "Emotional"

    Alternatives: "passionate", "responsive", "enthusiastic"

    7. "Pushy"

    A&M Films /

    Alternatives: "bold", "assertive", "direct"

    8. "Bubbly"

    Channel 4 /

    Alternatives: "lively", "enthusiastic"

    9. "Hormonal"

    Alternatives: Just don't fucking say this.

    10. "Haughty"

    Mirage Enterprises /

    Alternatives: How about no?

    11. "Frumpy"

    Alternatives: NO.

    12. "Exotic"

    Alternatives: Just stop.

    13. "Abrasive"

    Warner Bros /

    Alternatives: "direct", "sharp"

    14. "Brash"

    Gold Circle Films /

    Alternatives: Again, try "direct", or "forward", or "assertive".

    15. "Bewitching"

    Alternatives: Nope.

    16. "Ditzy"

    FX /

    Alternatives: Noooope.

    17. "Catty"

    TLC /

    Alternatives: Why are you even using this? NO.

    18. "Brusque"

    Netflix /

    Alternatives: "blunt", "assertive"

    19. "Loose"

    Alternatives: Oh god, just shut up.

    20. "High-maintenance"

    Alternatives: Fuck off.

    21. "Ambitious"

    New Line Cinema /

    Alternatives: This word is all about context. Positive context ("Wow, she's so successful and ambitious!") is fine, but using in a negative "Wow, she's such a pushy bitch" context is NOT OK.

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