I have had this one simmering away in the background for a while and it’s way about time it saw some sunlight.
But first, two definitions;
misogyny/məˈsɒdʒəni/ (say muh’sojuhnee)
noun 1. hatred of women.
2. entrenched prejudice against women.Compare misandry. [Greek mīsogynia]
Usage: This word which entered English as a gloss of the Greek word in the 1600s, acquired a pair in misandry in the 1890s, The extension of meaning from def. 1 to def. 2 occurred during the 1900s, notably in feminist discourse.
misandry/mɪsˈændri/ (say mis’andree)
noun 1. the hatred of men.
2. entrenched prejudice against men. Compare misogyny. [late 1800s from Greek mīsandria]
–misandrist, noun, adjective
Usage: This word has considerably less frequency than misogyny, but extended its use from def. 1 to def. 2 in a similar fashion in the 1900s.
The third link below directly references these words above but they won’t be to far away if you are reading anything to do with the rise of the incel.
Have a read of all three below if you have time and you will start to see why this behaviour needs further discussion at all levels, amongst all cultures and all religions.
What do I make of this new group of (largely) men?
Men, in my view have had this coming for a long time, and whilst I will always feel sympathy for any individual that I get to meet and understand their specific circumstance, I refuse to generally respect those that gather in groups and be disrespectful to women.
In my life thus far I have come to see men as being their own worst enemy in a lot of ways, in particular the macho way so many of us still go about our day to day business. There clearly is a cohort of powerful men who clearly make things worse for other cohorts and so the cycle turns, but now with the added rise of women in the mix and thus, the incel is born.
As I have aluded to on many of these posts, it makes for interesting times, and things may well stay this way for a while if not forever because clearly, the aforementioned cohort of powerful men are not interested in the slightest about the plight of those who for whatever reason don’t share or desire their abilities be they inherited or built.
Anyway, this is yet another massive subject that I can’t do justice to in just one post, so please, lean in and offer your thoughts in the way of a comment and maybe I will bring them together in a second post and you never know, we might just be able to crack this nut, so to speak.
Until then, adios.
RHCP – The Power Of Equality