OF TWISTED WORDS => FEMINISM

OF TWISTED WORDS => FEMINISM

Citizen Tom

feminine As a regular visitor of  That Mr. G Guy’s Blog , I learned this week is time to  Let National Offend a Feminist Week commence you SeXXXXXISTS!  Although in some quarters I suppose I would be considered a sexist, I usually don’t take part in this week’s festivities. However, in earlier post I considered how people lie with words, and that gave me an idea that seems appropriate to the occasion.

In AN EXAMPLE OF BIGOTRY — PART 8, we considered how over time racists have distorted the meaning of the “Uncle Tom”. Because of our ignorance, we have allowed a character that Harriet Beecher Stowe portrayed as a kind and brave Christian gentleman to become something quite different. Similarly, we have allowed the definition of “feminism” to evolve. Consider the definition provided in the 1956 edition of Funk & Wagnalls’ New Practical Standard Dictionary of the English Language.

  1. The existence of female characteristics in…

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