All this month, I’m looking at less-than-flattering words for women.
Next is that dread of all the seas, the siren.
A siren is:
- Classical Mythology. one of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing.
- a seductively beautiful or charming woman, especially one who beguiles men:
a siren of the silver screen.
Of all the words I’m looking at this month, this one is the kindest to women.
Think about that for a moment. A word that allows women to exist only in relationship to how they make men feel…is the kindest.