Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Definition of "Misogyny"

The accompanying screen cap documents the online Merriam-Webster definition of "misogyny", current as of 24 December, 2012. (Click to enlarge.) I would encourage you to archive your own copy of this, as historical evidence. The trend now is toward feminist balloon semantics, which means that the updated definition (watered down to include "prejudice against women") will be the norm in every dictionary on earth before long.   I see where the first known use of this word was in 1656. Well, the first known use of misandry (as the German "misandrie") was in 1803 -- that's a lag of  only 147 years. So, it looks like both words are historically quite recent.

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