I was in my 50s before I realized that the nature of swearing had changed. Miley Cyrus at Kids’ Inaugural (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Young women in the office were doing it. And, they were calling each other, affectionately, a term that I’ve always considered one of the worst insults for women, starting with a “B.” I supposed that swearing for women in their 20s was a way to show that they could talk just like men. Indeed, a young woman journalist asserted, a couple of years ago, that swearing was how she reassured her military compatriots, when she was embedded, that they didn’t have... (Read More ...)