The Linguistic Front in the Feminist War
The author of this piece goes by the cyber-name of Manifold, and he publishes a German language blog entitled 'Die Söhne von Perseus' . Yes, aren't we all the sons of Perseus, working to decapitate the snake-haired Medusa that is feminism?
Feminist Destruction of the German Language - an Antifeminist Review
Definition of Feminism
Feminism is a broad term with a lot of aspects. In order to avoid confusion and to keep a coherent understanding, I define feminism as having four important aspects. The institutionalized aspect which affects laws, education, court rulings and politics in favor of women and at the cost of men, the zeitgeist dominating aspect which results in media reporting on an anti-male and pro-female basis, the academic aspect consisting of pseudoscientific ideologies such as gender studies (henceforth summarized as “genderism”) which propagate an anti-masculine gynocentrism and the individual aspect culminating in the misandrist attitude of some women towards men in general.
Modern antifeminism deals with all these four aspects of feminism.
Feminism institutionalized itself (“Staatsfeminismus”) affecting laws concerning divorce, child custody, domestic violence and court rulings on a pro-female and anti-male basis. It also uses the state to promote women’s interest at the cost of men’s well being. It uses pseudoscientific, totalitarian ideologies such as genderism (“Gender Mainstreaming”) with the aim of abolishing the sexes in general and masculinity in particular. Feminism dominates the zeitgeist which leads to the fact that feminist lies and views were spread by the media without halt until just recently, when a resurgent antifeminism began to question feminist “moral authority” over almost every aspect of public and private life.
Antifeminism provides a detailed analysis of every aspect of modern feminism combined with facts and arguments to dismantle feminist belief systems. Modern antifeminism is a tool used by many different groups which are opposed to feminist ideas and influences. Men’s rights activists, masculists, PUA-activists and many others use it to articulate their views of the negative features of feminism in Western societies. However, the motivation behind antifeminism is quite different for each of these groups.
Men’s rights activism uses antifeminism to fight the main obstacle on the road to men’s rights which is institutionalized feminism and propagates the abolition of the discrimination of men. Masculism applies a global view to the problem and combines men’s rights activism, the protection of masculinity and antifeminism to establish true equality – meaning same rights and responsibilities for men and women without exceptions. PUA-activists fight against the feminist criminalization of male sexuality and try to set themselves free of feminist programming concerning the sexes.
Language Destruction – Feminist Motivation
Like every totalitarian ideology, feminism tries to manipulate the way people perceive reality and their manner of thinking by trying to alter the language people use. Their prime motivation of manipulating the German language is threefold:
1) To make women “visible“
2) To eliminate masculine forms
3) Revenge – annoying men with language as a Swiss feminist once put it.
Feminists perceive masculinity as an eternal threat (“rape culture”, “hegemoniale Männlichkeit”, “patriarchy”) which surrounds them everywhere they go. This is no different with the German language which relies heavily on the masculine genus, especially the words with a more active meaning are mostly masculine.
Instruments of Linguistic Destruction
There are several methods feminists and their sympathizers use to destroy the German language.
1) “Athleten und Athletinnen”/”Arzt/Ärztin”/”Soldat_innen”/”ein(e) Lernende(r)” – always mentioning the female form of the word, even if it does not exist (“Feuerwehrfrauen”).
2) “AkademikerInnen”/”Sportlerinnen” – removal of the masculine form.
3) “frau” in place of “man”/”jederfrau” in place of “jedermann” – replacing of generic masculine forms with sexistic female forms.
The Error in Feminist Thinking
The main flaw in feminist thinking is the fact that the biological sexus and the grammatical genus are not the same. Feminists do not separate these two completely different linguistic concepts. German has three different genera (Maskulinum, Femininum, Neutrum) but only two sexes (Masculinity, Feminimity). Even asexual things are associated with a genus by feminists.
Many German words include both masculine and feminine meanings, such as “der Mensch” (man and/or woman can be meant), der Gast (male and/or female guest) and “der Flüchtling” (both male and/or female refugee) are examples of the German Androgynum – the fact that a word can have male and/or female meaning depending on the context.
When feminists cry that they want that female forms to be mentioned also, then one has to answer that the Androgynum is not an explicit male form because the biological sexus is not the same as the grammatical genus.
With the demand to eradicate the Androgynum by forcing female forms into the language, sexism is not abolished – on the contrary, it is introduced into the German language because as a consequence every word is perceived as having a biological sexus while Neutrum-words are perceived as asexual such as “das Kind”. But the Androgynum had no connection with the sexus – all people were meant with it without meantioning their sexuality. The feminist abolition of the Androgynum leads also to countless repetitions which annoy readers and listeners alike.
Feminist language destruction disables the German language to express certain relations logically. The sentence “Frauen sind die vernünftigeren Autofahrer” (“Women are the more reasonable car drivers”) makes no sense when every word is perceived as having a biological sexus. “Frauen” is female but the word “Autofahrer” would be understood as only male. But female drivers cannot logically be the more reasonable male drivers, as this sentence suggests. The much hated Androgynum includes both sexes and would allow to logically express the meaning of this sentence.
It also makes teaching the German language much more difficult and gives each word a political meaning. It lets all texts written before 1990 appear to be male-centric and female-excluding, while in reality, the Androgynum meant both sexes without distinction. The German language loses aesthetic value while no new or additional information is given.
All these molestations of the German language reduce the readability of texts and even women confess that they find it embarrassing.
Due to all these arguments, feminist language destruction must be stopped immediately. German – the language of poets and thinkers - is too old and too beautiful to let it be politically manipulated by manhating dykes. It is therefore the duty of every antifeminist to fight against this terrible kind of language rape.