We have an illness and it’s spreading everywhere. It’s the *F* word epidemic. Frankly, there’s something wrong with a Society that can’t stop using it, especially in public, spreading their illness.
I remember when Chick Lit was first popular and the first place I started seeing the *F* word used in literature. It wasn’t too bad, like the Izzy McNeil character who was trying her best not to swear but occasionally slipped. I can relate to that. I’m not perfect. But today, on TV, on social media, in books and blogs, people seem to think it’s perfectly okay to sprinkle it or apply liberally without any thought of their audience.
They act as if it’s so very acceptable. That the only reason we didn’t hear it before is because of censors or lack of social media. But I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who is downright disgusted by this over usage, especially in public (google “no swearing.”) I didn’t grow up around people who used the *F* word. It is unacceptable to me.
So what sent me over the top, needing to express my feelings on my blog? Well, not only reading Dating You, Hating You, watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which is unfortunate because the writing is incredibly amazing), but also today’s blog post from a certain songwriter/author.
It’s becoming so widespread, it’s almost impossible to avoid without making serious lifestyle adjustments, going a bit off the grid. I did a #deleteFacebook and #deleteInstagram, rarely use Pinterest, and muted my Twitter feed where the *F* word is used. Still, it’s hard to avoid completely.
Okay, so maybe that’s why I’m watching Downton Abbey for the umpteenth time and peeking into Father Knows Best before that. Thankfully, in my music world, except for most Hip Hop I try to avoid, swearing is frowned on or downright not allowed. Listening to/writing EDM with mostly instruments and a few oohs and ahhs helps, too.