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A Taxonomy Of Insults

March 3, 2012

It’s good to get this somewhat cleared up. …I agree that the term is most often applied to men who are jerks. I’m not sure, however, that I’ve never heard a woman called a douche or a douchebag. If douche is most often a stronger synonym for jerk, then perhaps the question is whether we call women “jerks”? If not, why? What are the parallel terms for women? – TL

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