We're simps for semantics

Word Bomb

Pippa and Karina embark on a totally hard-hitting investigation into the past, present, and future of the word "simp," from 1970s hip-hop to 1990s rap to a Tiktok feed. With its overtones of misogyny, toxic masculinity, and homophobia, this of-the-moment insult takes them back into the territory of ,nice guys, and the "manosphere." Where did simping get its start? And might there be a chance for a rare redemption arc?
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Oct 21, 2021
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