Fuck boy

In 1979, "Saturday Night Live"s" Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd faced off khổng lồ parody a "60 Minutes" debate.

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"Jane, you ignorant slut," Aykroyd began, playing the offensive sầu traditionamenu. "Dan, you pompous ass," Curtin would counter. The sketch is a classic, but there"s an odd imbalance between the insults each comedian uses. Aykroyd is able lớn attaông chồng Curtin"s sexual history, intellect & moral code, while Curtin"s response only cuts so deep as khổng lồ imply that he"s unpleasant.

It"s only a joke, but one that shows how our language makes it much easier khổng lồ insult women, often based on their sexuality. Luckily, the Internet is here khổng lồ plug that gender gap, & there"s another biting term for men picking up speed: "fuckboy."

In essence, a fuckboy (sometimes stylized "fuckboi" or "fuccboi") is a (usually straight, white) dude embodying something akin khổng lồ the "man whore" label, mashed up with some "basic" qualities and a light-to-heavy sprinkling of misogyny. But consensus on a singular definition is a work in progress.

In its original context, the word was used khổng lồ insult a man for laông xã of traditional masculinity. On Urban Dictionary -- the respected authority on such matters -- the first definition of a fuckboy, from December 2004, is "a person who is a weak ass pussy." Nothing new. But in the second entry, written nearly ten years later, fuckboys take on a different mix of traits, lượt thích "relies on his mom but doesn"t respect women" and "can"t find the clitoris."

Connor who won"t calm down with his axe spray trymãng cầu infect ya lungs cause he"s a fuckboy, reads one example sentence. And another: Timothy over here asking" for nudes when all u did was say hello so he"s a fuckboy.

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Here the term changes meaning, dismissing the subject"s ego and going so far as khổng lồ gọi out his inappropriate sexual advances. Insults lượt thích that are few & far between. Sure, we can use "man whore" or a "male slut," but the necessity of those modifiers drives home the fact that whores và sluts are, inherently, women. (Plus, terms lượt thích "man whore" attaông xã a man based on his presumed number of sexual partners -- "fuckboy" speaks much more to lớn his character.)


The more recent Urban Dictionary entry has 4,000 fewer upvotes than the "weak ass" definition above sầu it -- though the first had a decade to accrue those votes of approval -- but, after getting reposted khổng lồ Tumblr, got over 400,000 likes và reblogs. A few months later, a blog on the site called Fuckboy Files popped up, which is essentially a screenshot chronicle of the cringeworthy pickup lines sent to one 25-year-old woman via online dating sites. Now, a simple search now returns a nearly endless stream of Tumblr text posts despairing fuckboys in the dating scene.

It"s not hard khổng lồ see why "fuckboy" is suddenly so popular. It"s immensely satisfying khổng lồ say -- a harsh consonant kicks off a cutting expletive sầu attached lớn a word that feels comically small. The target is a "boy." Not a "man." It"s both wonderfully vulgar và emasculating.

A Google tìm kiếm shows the term being used as far bachồng as 2002, when it appeared in a Cam"ron tuy vậy called "Boy, Boy." More recently, it"s been used in a growing number of rap & hip-hop songs, as its definition evolves from weakness khổng lồ something more like douchebaggery.