Words to face an asshat, and other vadgistic linguistics

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I'm offering this up to our editor for addition to our Words are Weapons glossary.

Feminaphobia: when women who believe in reproductive rights, equal pay, the right not to be raped, beaten or abused, expect not to be harassed and be offered the same economic opportunities as men refuse to call themselves “feminists� b/c they wish to distance themselves from those “man-hating, no make-up wearing feminazis� of the past women’s movements. Also known as post modern feminism.

i really hate the expression "post-modern feminist" as I see it used. But if I'm wrong and PMF is a perfectly suitable expression, I'd love to hear about it.

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Posted by gballsout on 23 August 2005 - 6:45am
I like it

...and perhaps a disctinction could be made from "femiphobia" -- when men fear appearing feminine.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 23 August 2005 - 8:18am
you mean...

like that new beer commercial (can't remember which one) where the husband is crushed by some large beer can b/c he's not manly enough? There are two so far. I'll try to write it down when I see it.

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gballsout's picture
Posted by gballsout on 23 August 2005 - 9:42am
I mean

...macho posturing because it's "tough" and "manly." I mean macho fear of showing any emotion but rage. I mean fear of showing gentleness.

"You're a pussy!"

"You're a girly man!"

"You cry like a woman!"

Fear of appearing feminine in any way.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 23 August 2005 - 10:30am
Eh, i knew what you really

Eh, i knew what you really meant. i was just being snotty about a commercial that aggravates me.

I'm a super-snot today.

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Posted by gballsout on 23 August 2005 - 1:50pm