Cuck is an ugly word made uglier by the ugly people who use it to make themselves feel less ugly inside. But words only have power when we give them power, which is why it is high time to collectively call bullshit on the hate and let yourself enjoy all that nonmonogamy has to offer.
If you’ve ever been called a cuck, chances are it wasn’t to engage you in a ribald discussion of cuckoldry as a literary device in the works of William Shakespeare. Its contemporary form as a term of derision is a collaborative effort between tiny-dick alt-right misogynists and incels desperate to feel less shitty about their sad, pathetic lives. For these toxic avengers, to call someone out as a cuck is to imply weakness, or “beta” masculinity.