Question Of The Week: Why Do Gay Men Degrade Other Men By Referring To Them As Females?

I noticed something last week amongst gay men when viewing their conversations online via social media. Anytime one gay dude or dudes wanted to degrade another man, they would refer to said man as a female. “She”, “her” and “girl” were used towards the man in question, if one did not agree with his opinions or actions.

Why is it that the go to insult by some gay men towards other gay men is to refer to them in the female sense? Is it me or does this come off as messy, immature and effeminate? Is this a part of the gay cultural norm where this type of degrading is just subconscious “gay habit” and passes as acceptable?