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rough justice for new age femiinist

  1. kjhaze

    693 posts.

    Glad you asked misty, we now live in a new age where the meaning of words can morph into whatever you want them to mean, to illustrate this, a recent article in The Guardian.


    " When Australian prime minister Julia Gillard launched a ferocious attack on the leader of the opposition for his repeated use of sexist language, she was feted by feminists the world over. But critics in Australia rounded on her for supposedly misusing the word misogyny and falsely accusing Tony Abbott of hating women.

    Now, however, Gillard's critics no longer have semantics on their side. In the wake of the row, the most authoritative dictionary in Australia has decided to update its definition of the word, ruling that a modern understanding of misogyny would indeed imply "entrenched prejudice against women" as well as, or instead of, pathological hatred of them. Sue Butler, editor of the Macquarie Dictionary, said that, on this occasion, it had failed to keep pace with linguistic evolution.... "

    Full source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/17/julia-gillard-australia-misogyny-dictionary

    I think of it as a new newspeak.


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