New Feminist Cause: Words in the DICTIONARY are Triggering...
While women in Europe are being sexually assaulted in record numbers by Muslim men (and the women have been blamed for it by the Imams) and unborn baby girls and boys are being killed and their parts shipped for "research," you may have missed the latest outrage of the day for feminists. Nope, it's not the Olympics letting men compete as women. Dig deeper. No, it's not letting transwomen (men) using women's bathrooms and being super creepy. Try again. Oh I get it, it's a busy world full of sexism and grievances against women, so there's much to sort through. What took feminist priority this week?
Words. In the dictionary. I poop swastica you not.
You may have noticed this Twitter exchange between some "anthropologist" and the Oxford English dictionary.
If only there were a word to describe how strongly you felt about feminism… https://t.co/mAsmjUBoOs— Oxford Languages (@Oxford Languages)1453478652.0
Btw, 'rabid' isn't always negative, and our example sentences come from real-world use and aren't definitions: https://t.co/npaVgBahOM— Oxford Languages (@Oxford Languages)1453480859.0
Some individuals choose fights with real, actual people. But this guy picked a fight with a Twitter account. Of a dictionary. Behold, modern feminism.
“Rabid feminist” is not the only example provided by the Oxford English Dictionary that didn’t sit well with Oman-Reagan. He also pointed to words such as shrill (“the rising shrill of women’s voices”), psyche (“I will never really fathom the female psyche”), and housework (“She still does all the housework”) as examples of sexism embedded within the language.
“Having studied sociocultural linguistics, I know that dictionaries are not only describing language, they also prescribe and shape the way language and meaning is produced and standardized, whether that is the intention of a publisher or not,” Oman-Reagan wrote, noting that Oxford is the default dictionary used by Apple’s Mac OS X operating system.
Though of course, being leftists who trumpeted the full faux horns as far as the ear can hear it, Oxford agreed to "review the example." No word yet if they're going to look into examples of words being applied unfairly towards men. So I decided to open up my dictionary on my Mac to see what I could find...
How is this not a stereotype? Oxford has applied "brute" to a male pronoun! I am OUTRAGED.
WHAT? Here again, INSANE is applied to male pronouns, except of course when applied to being foolish, and then it's applied to a woman.
MONSTERS ARE MEN!!! OMG.
See, I can do the faux outrage thing too. All it requires is a Caps Lock key and some well placed exclamation points. Well, that and a dash of idiocy. Pretty sure if I were to look that one up, it would read "See rabid Feminists."
I can also pick and chose words to see how the dictionary has applied them to genders. As you can see above, if Oxford or any dictionary is being sexist, at least it's being an equal opportunity offender. I can dig it.
A note on "shrill" before we go. Feminists are shrill. I like to call them "harpies" for this reason. Hillary Clinton is a shrill feminist harpy. Now, a male feminist wouldn't be shrill. We might call him a wimp or without testicles or a eunuch but we wouldn't call him shrill. Because words mean things.
Speaking of words meaning things and people protesting them, I'd also like to note that neither the feminists, nor any leftist outfit, objected to the hijacking of the word "marriage" to mean one man or one woman, or even the word "gay" which used to mean "happy."
Meanwhile in Germany, Muslim men are trying to rape more women. But please feminists, let's protest words.
What word do you want to see reinstated to its original definition? Or what word triggers you because it's, like, super sexist? Tweet me at @Courtneyscoffs.