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Feminist Dictionary

Posted on: April 10, 2010

Men seeking equal treatment = “backlash
Women seeking equal treatment = “feminism
Discrimination against men = “equal opportunity
Discrimination against women = “discrimination
A woman with grievances = “victim
A man with grievances = “angry
Open discussion of gender issues = “misogyny
Men looking for equal treatment in the courts = “abuse
Consensual sex between a man and woman = “rape
Heated discussion between a man and woman = “domestic violence
Women receiving preferential treatment/privileges = “equality
A numeric majority of the human species = “minority
Any woman = “victim
Any man = “oppressor
Any child = “property
A woman talking about hating men = “empowerment
A man talking about hating women = “hate speech
A sexually predatory woman dressed like a hooker = “liberation
A man with any interest in sex = “rapist
A woman who wants to be with her children = “mother
A man who wants to be with his children = “abuser
A woman who forces children under her care/authority into sex = “the child was lucky
A man who forces children under his care/authority into sex = “pedophile
A shelter providing emergency services to abused women = “women’s shelter
A shelter providing any services to abused men = “prison
Female genital mutilation = “sexual repression
Male genital mutilation = “acceptable custom that protects women from HIV
A man assaulting a women = “(domestic) violence
A woman assaulting a man = “humor
A man who beats his female partner = “batterer
A woman who beats her male partner = “victim
A disposable slave = “man
A human being = “woman
Hating women = “a crime
Hating men = “‘a viable political act’
Distorting or lying about reality = “feminist analysis
Biology = “lies
Reality = “discrimination
Any power a man has = “patriarchy
Any power a woman has = “empowerment
Pornography pleasing to lesbians = “erotica
Pornography pleasing to men = “exploitation and degradation of women
Person who says feminists are wrong = “hate criminal
Woman-firster and advocator of any measure against men = “feminist
Patriarchy = “bad
Matriarchy = “good
Male leader = “backwards
Female leader = “improvement
Pro-lesbianism and female, anti-male = “feminist ideology
Same standards, honest competition = “unfair
Female sexuality = “nurturing
Male sexuality = “objectifying
Female virgin = “pure
Male virgin = “pathetic
Female modesty = “noble
Male modesty = “creepy
Pandering to male audiences = “sexism
Pandering to female audiences = “fulfilling a niche
Women standing up for themselves = “empowerment
Men standing up for themselves = “chauvinism
Woman proud of her appearance = “confident
Man proud of his appearance = “vain
Innate female advantages = “complementary
Innate male advantages = “sexist
Women’s space = “safe haven
Men’s space = “patriarchal breeding ground
Women discussing their issues = “theraputic
Men discussing their issues = “whining
Female intellect = “pioneering
Male intellect = “masturbatory
Man obeying a women = “respect
Women obeying a man = “slavery
Men being sexually critical = “shallow
Women being sexually critical = “having standards
Female rage = “indignation
Male rage = “insecurity
Male abuse of power = “direct consequence of patriarchy
Female abuse of power = “indirect consequence of patriarchy
Unemployed woman = “homemaker
Unemployed man = “loser
Female indulgence = “happiness
Male indulgence = “selfishness


2 Responses to "Feminist Dictionary"

Brilliant! I am currently working on an Arts History paper about feminism (in art) as I have only a general understanding of the movement. These definitions offer at once an insight and a complementary view of the subversive ‘parody’ style of feminism. Thank you.

Great, then you should watch this “Domestic violence caught in camera”

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