… puleeze don’t ever call me a douche or a douche bag. You see, this word which has become increasingly popular in social media circles, this word is sexual slang and derogatory to women. A douche is French for a shower. A douche bag is a vaginal hygiene product. I mean, if you must label someone, why not call them by the gender neutral term such as asshole or enema bag ?
My campaign to rid ourselves of this word began earlier this Fall. Since then, I have been blocked by those who consider me Twitter Police. Me? A police person? I doubt it.
Honestly, I find the term defamatory to women and its use just repulses me. So, I started the hashtag #douchebusters. If someone in my stream uses the word douche or douche bag, I retweet their tweet with this hashtag.
If you care to join my army, I would be honoured. In the words of Margaret Mead “Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”