Actual Cuckolds Are Pissed Off at the Far Right Using 'Cuck' as an Insult

There have been about 3,000 unexpected twists in the 2016 political season, and one of them is that for the first time in about a hundred years, it's relatively normal to bash someone for being a "cuckold," or for "cuckoldry," a.k.a. getting cheated on by their wives.


Cuckolds never disappeared, of course. Many men in BDSM and swingers communities identify as cuckolds, and take special pleasure when the women in their lives get fucked by other guys, even trying to help the process along. But members of the amorphous conservative morass known as the alt-right seem to use the term as a taunt. They use the BDSM scene's shortened version of the word, "cuck," most likely to avoid sounding like Martin Prince from The Simpsons.

Cuck basically means liberal now. But not just liberal: Weak, feminine, politically correct, and generally un-Trump-like. And if you venture a little further to the right on the political spectrum "cuckoldry" shows up in racist conspiracy theories. White men are supposedly being "cuckolded"—literally and figuratively—by black men, and it's making America into a bunch of "cucks." So-called "cuckservatives," are mostly establishment Republicans, those who are afraid of or opposed to the Islamophobia and border walls favored by the likes of Trump.

Liberals tend not to get bent out of shape about having the word cuck directed at them. And why would they? It's a critique of non-conservatives for not being conservative. But if anyone stands to be offended at the word cuck being thrown around with such reckless abandon, it would be self-identified cucks.

Dave is a Southern California entrepreneur and part-time "alpha cuck" in his mid-forties. He was kind enough to explain to us what an "alpha cuck" is exactly, and he said he wasn't thrilled about his sexual identity being used to slander liberals.

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