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Men’s Rights Activists are mad at the dictionary for “taking control of language”

Feminists and the dictionary: In cahoots?

Over on the AntiFeminism subreddit, some of the regulars are getting royally pissed-off at the dictionary — or at least at Dictionary.com — for not defining “feminism” as a movement of anti-male hatred.

“Bruh… ” wrote MangoAway17,

dictionary.com seriously thinks that feminism is simply advocating equality for women, and not a men-hating group 

He posted this snippet from the Dictionary.com page on “female chauvinism.”

Naturally MangoAway17’s colleagues on the subreddit found it outrageous that Dictionary.com would define feminism as anything other than a form of female chauvinism.

“Taking control of language,” complained 40moreyears. “This is really starting to become dystopian.”

Yes, how dare the dictionary try to have any influence over how words are defined and used!

(By the way, every other dictionary I found online has a virtually identical definition of “feminist; it’s not that Dictionary.com is some weird outlier on this.)

Meanwhile, over on the Men’s Rights subreddit, there’s a guy there who’s pig-biting mad at the Spanish language — or at least the way the language is used by Spanish-speaking feminists.

“I just like how cultish hispanic feminists sound when reffering to themselves,” sniffed Man-akle.

Instead of using “Las mujeres” (plural) they decided it sounded cooler to use “La mujer” (singular). Even though its not gramatically incorrect, it’s often used to hide blantant misandry from their sentences.

Clearly there is nothing worse than “blantant” misandry.

For example, instead of saying “Los hombres oprimen a las mujeres” (The men oppress the women) they use “El hombre oprime a la mujer” (The man oppresess the woman). Its almost like if you have to imagine a singular case for your bullshit to make sense it doesnt make sense at all.

I’m not sure it’s the feminists who are having trouble making sense.

It’s also kind of mean to brainwash, too. If you were an unstable teenage girl and i came and said “Hey, look, the woman is strong, join my cause!” you would likely at least look up to it.

Huh. I’m a little confused by his claim here, but then again I’m not an unstable teenage girl. If there are any unstable teenage girls reading this, let me know if he’s making any sense. Gracias!

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StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved
1 year ago

They use language to try to control us. It’s how they start. That’s what this dictionary complaint is about.
Then they give to the threat of violence and then violence against one and then violence against a lot of us.

I know that control through words is a way in. I was slut-shamed as a teenager and then harassed by NiceGuys who thought I owed them something. I love my life now, that I worked so hard to achieve where my control over which men are around me is near total. I’m realistic enough to know that the outside world of ugly patriarchy everywhere isn’t like that and people die so yes I’m privileged in a way but I did work to get where I am and I love being in control of my body and my intimacy the way I always wanted.

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
1 year ago

@TB Tabby

The word is “misandry,” not “feminism.”

I suspect that to Incels, MGTOW’s and general Misogynists; feminism is synonym for “Misandry”, probably out of sexist projection given that they still the same patraichal, male chuvenist, anti-women bigotry of old and repackaged it in contemporary rhetoric to presend the shallow appearance of being a “legitimate activism movement” when realy they are just reactionaries.

It’s not too dissimilar to white racists and white supremacists/white fascists and nd general anti-social justice folks think civil rights and racial equality movements like BLM are “terrorist organizations”; as defunct as this assertion on their part is.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
1 year ago

@Kat:

Edith Piaf (“Non, je ne regrette rien”)

Hey, wait a minute … isn’t that that song they used to wake people up in Inception?

Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
1 year ago

@StaceySmartyPantsTwiceRemoved

As a teenage girl, I found the patriarchy odious. So when feminism came and said, “Hey, look, the woman is strong, join my cause!” (or words to that effect), I was thrilled to do so. Unlike Edith Piaf (“Non, je ne regrette rien”), I regret many, many things. But I don’t regret becoming a feminist.

I was the same.

Yes, the woman is strong!

@Surplus to Requirements

Edith Piaf (“Non, je ne regrette rien”)

Hey, wait a minute … isn’t that that song they used to wake people up in Inception?

Could be. Regrettably, I haven’t seen the movie.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kat, ambassador, feminist revolution (in exile)
Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
1 year ago

O/T, but just to plug an article I’m in. I’ve nailed my colours to the mast as being pro vaccine. So I look forward to all the abusive messages from the woogans!

https://theveganreview.com/ethical-vegans-exempt-mandatory-vaccination-covid-19-vaccine

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