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Jumpoff or Jump Off Is the New Whore/Ho

October 3, 2007

1. a girl used strictly for sex, nothing else. 2. a hassle-free fuck!

Jumpoff, sometimes written as two words, Jump off, but most often as one is the new word for whore or ho. Developing new words to disguise the meaning of old words is what happens when symptoms are treated while the disease remains untreated, the disease in this case being misogyny, —an unadulterated hatred for women.

I am sure there are many who find the term jumpoff cute and hip. I pity them, actually detest them because their foolishness, their total disregard for women contributes to the oppression, disrespect and abuse of women. No, it is not a tempest in a teapot, an innocent piece of slang; manipulating language is a sneaky way to promulgate misogyny and must be called out and stopped the second it is discovered. The whole nip it in the bud concept.

When labeling someone a jump off the subject being jumped on is predominately female. The ones doing the jumping off are males. Unlike the horrendously horrid two words fuck buddy, jumpoff seems to lack mutuality. Ideally, there can be no jumpoff in the fuck buddy relationship because supposedly both agree that sex is the extent of their relationship. This in theory means mutual fulfillment as well, (at least as much fulfillment a purely physical relationship can provide two consenting adults). Unless of course, one labels the other a fuck buddy to others but claims another identity to the actual sex partner. For example, a man tells his friends a woman is his fuck buddy but in reality he is singing the you are my girlfriend, we are going to get married some day song to her. This song can and has been sung many times without words or music. It is a not what you say, but what you do kind of lyric.

Eliminating the prostitute(al) definition of whore as in, the woman who is pursing something, being after or gaining something such as money, there is only the vessel(al) type whore definition left. In other words, in a patriarchal society, a woman called a whore either is a woman selling her body (the prostitute) or is giving it away for nothing (the vessel). The latter includes all the other slightly varying but basically the same connotations associated with the woman called whore for being anything other than convincingly virginal. For example, “the brunette in accounting is a whore; I heard she did the CEO at the Christmas party.”

Who are these whores? There is a reason why misogyny employs the word whore, because women and women who love and respect other women know that the whore, an actual whore in its purest definition is an enigma, is nothing more than a patriarchal construct. What woman, excluding a self-identified and self-governing prostitute (and of course the label and conditions of this existence can be debated), is willing to be a vessel, an urinal, an opening for a man to simply jump on, ejaculate in, and jump off? No such woman exists! If a heterosexual woman is willingly engaging in sex with a man it is because she enjoys its, believes it is part of their relationship, as in the relationship is developing into something, she loves him, she likes him, she has been conditioned to believe sex is what a woman does with a man, etc. Women simply do not agree to be vessels. That is a male lie. That is a myth made up so he can have what he wants (sex) and not take responsibility for his part in the relationship. He does not have to be burden with feeling guilty for the pain that his lies caused because she was freely his vessel. It was her choice to be an urinal. See how that works.

To label, imply, suggest and perpetuate the ideal that women are willingly and knowingly acting as vessels, as something to jump off is reinforcing the ideology that it is in fact a woman’s hardwired design. As in, women are created to service men. The very thought devalues women. The very act reinforces patriarchy, reiterates the subjugation of women.

If you value women or claim you do, you will cease using the term jumpoff now! This includes all women as well,– heterosexual and lesbian. If women are using the term jumpoff to describe another woman, one must wonder how much said woman loathes herself, demonstrated by her use of language, a language that reveals contempt for women, a language that perpetuates patriarchal abuse. Referring to a woman as a jumpoff is degrading, diminishing, and abusive, most of all it is patriarchal.

  1. Rent Party permalink
    October 3, 2007 4:50 am

    Good God. I had not heard this term yet. Things are getting worse. Although I will admit the term is … expressive of a certain attitude.

  2. Attorneymom permalink
    October 3, 2007 6:21 pm

    God blessed us with the power of sexuality.

    I once spoke to a Nation of Islam member and let him know that I was very upset about a video in which I witnessed a woman throat being cut in front of her children because she allegedly committed adultery. I asked him, “Why wasn’t the man also executed?”

    He told me that if the woman is immoral than the nation will be immoral. A nation cannot afford to have its women become immoral.

    I did not expect that answer so I did not have a rebuttal.

  3. Kitty Glendower permalink
    October 3, 2007 6:35 pm

    He told me that if the woman is immoral than the nation will be immoral. A nation cannot afford to have its women become immoral.

    Yet the nation can afford brutality and not expect that to contribute to an immoral nation? That is what I call selective proselytizing.

  4. Attorneymom permalink
    October 3, 2007 8:40 pm

    Kitty, I agree. It is selective proselytizing.

    We women are powerful. Heck, Eve was able to get Adam to fall. He put his relationship with Eve before his relationship with God. Notice God did not punish mankind until Adam ate of the fruit. Eve was deceived. Adam was not.

    I have a question. Where was Adam when the serpent was talking to Eve??

    Sidebar: I think women take the “Made Woman” thing too far. We want to be just like men; but we are women. There is nothing wrong with being a woman.

  5. Kitty Glendower permalink
    October 3, 2007 10:17 pm

    Attorneymom, I am no Christian, nor a Biblical scholar so I am not sure how to answer your question under that umbrella. I do know, that I do not want to be a man, however, I refuse to be subservient to men because I am a woman. I just want to live a life of peace and freedom, which in turn will be a moral life.

    I go to you for Christian scripture.

    As far as the Adam, Eve, and the serpent story, I think the serpent was Adam. His penis. I think the story is told in such a way to make it Eve’s fault and allow Adam to be the innocent victim. To me, it is this type of story, revision that men tell in order to justify their tyranny.

  6. archcrone permalink
    October 4, 2007 2:39 am

    This is the first time I’ve heard this phrase.

    It’s creepy.

  7. Rent Party permalink
    October 4, 2007 5:54 pm

    “Notice God did not punish mankind until Adam ate of the fruit. Eve was deceived. Adam was not.”

    This is a myth created in a very patriarchal society.

  8. Chris permalink
    October 7, 2007 1:32 am

    I guess I’m so un-hip anymore that I don’t even hear the insults anymore. I have never heard this term and if I heard it out of context I would have assumed it was referring to “jumpers”, manually configured electrical switches on hardwired computer boards.

    But is horribly offensive in any case, since it objectifies the “jumpee”. Labeling and objectifying is the easiest way to condone genocide, slavery, and the like, so it’s sad to see we keep on coming up with new ways to do it.

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