Right, I follow you on what you said.
But when it comes to don't accept what happens in Hollywood films as representative of all the people in the US ! I'd say that it is a tricky matter. I personally like Hollywood stuff, as an entertainement. This being said, who could deny the pervasive influence of foul mouth and violence "made in Hollywood" that penetrates the whole world, and here, especially Japan, through dialogue dubbing that , one way or another, have to render that foul mouth that is part of the flavor of the movie in question.
Many four letter words have become gairaigo in japanese (for luck of suitable japanese equivalents, that, if there ever were some, would sound strange).
Swearing in english is cool, one could say .
I was going to respond to this while at work. (I saved this message.) But it is getting too general. Let me just say one thing which I think is on topic. Every country has mean, nasty, insulting people in it. Every county has polite, kind, considerate people. This is the way of the world.
I don't believe that men are more considerate of women in Japan. Not ALL men of ALL women. Furthermore, I believe that there are probably just as many insulting words in Japanese to make women feel little, unimportant, useless, or worse. They may not be what you consider swear words or curse words, but that does not matter. It is quite possible to be cruel to people using words that are formal and correct.
This is not a Japanese problem, a US problem or an "any country" problem. It is a human problem. In my opinion.
Let me give you one example of how you can say something worse than "bitch" with no swear words. Consider this:
"You are a plain Jane with the personality of a mushroom, no talent, and you have no more intelligence than my cat. No one needs you. You are useless."
So is that any better than calling someone a "stupid bitch"?
I don't think so. I think it is far worse. When clever words are used to make someone feel worthless, they often hurt more.
This is why we have to be VERY careful of understanding HOW words are used, not just what they mean. And this is what makes any discussion of "bad words" extremely complicated—and why different people have such radicially different views about which words are the worst.