Posts tagged with ‘masculinism’ include the following:
It’s correct to use “Masculist" and "Masculism”
instead of “Masculinist" and "Masculinism.”
This is simply because, as a parallel to “feminism,” “masculINism” is linguistically malformed.
The word “feminine” comes from from Latin fēminīnus, which comes from fēmina (“woman”). The declension is removed, “ism” is added to the root, and you get the name for the movement: feminism.
"Masculine" comes from masculīnus, the diminutive of masculus. Remove the “us” declension, take the “mascul” and add “ism” and you get masculism.
The false term “masculinism” was arrived upon by people who mistook the suffix of the word “feminism” to be “inism” rather than simply “ism.”
It would only make sense to use “masculinist” and “masculinism” if the complementary female movement was described with the terms “femininist” and “femininism.”
And that ain’t the case.
If I ever tag my posts with both, it’s to bring them to the attention of people who are tracking the wrong tag.
It’s not terribly offensive or anything, just—let’s try to keep things organized and parsimonious. That’s what language is for.
Black people commit more crime than white people because of a societal disadvantage that places them into poorer, more segregated neighborhoods. Black people have been marginalized in this country for as long as they’ve lived here. Do not compare the difference between Black and white people to the difference between men and women.
That’s all completely true. But that doesn’t mean a parallel can’t be drawn. You made the argument that crime statistics stand for themselves, as evidence that a group of people just “commit more fucking crime.”
My argument is that it’s never that “fucking” simple, and it’s reductive and prejudiced to claim that it is.
Women have more eating disorders than men because of a culture that emphasizes extreme thinness for women. Just look at any magazine, television show, movie, or billboard.
But I do not see how our society encourages men to commit more crime and rape. Sorry, but I just don’t.
Really? Really. You don’t know of any culture that emphasizes and glorifies virility, dominance, and violence in men? A culture that tells men that the more they fuck, the more money they have, the more power they have, the more manly they are? That if they let someone get away with something, they lose, they’re a pussy, they’re a wimp?
Let that sit for a while.