For a lot of us, these words are an integral part of routine conversation. At times, they're generously strung together as part of an argument. At times, they're dropped as part of light-hearted banter. So immune have we become to their usage, we've probably forgotten what they mean. And the role they play in turning back the clock on the years of progress we've made towards a more gender equal and unbiased society.
So the next time you feel the intense urge to give someone a one-way ticket to hell, don't reduce the women closest to you, into objects of sexual abuse. Instead, display some wit. In a way that that genuinely adds insult to injury.
This series, #SwearWithoutHer will help you get started.