Excellent topic for a thread Max.
I've been outed as the perpetrator of the recent upsurge in the 'misogyny' tag
"Misogyny"/"Misogynist" is the current marxist speak that's the equivalent to "Heretic".
It is propagandist jargon plain and simple. The only reason it holds meaning to the masses is because the masses are mind numbingly stupid and brainwashed.
The tags that are personal attacks cross a line from informational to uncivil. They are an anonymous slap in the face, and they work as a form of group pressure to weed out unpopular opinions before people even have the chance to read them.
Yes. Burn the heretic at the stake. And izzythpush is the single biggest offender of tag abuse on A2K.
The 'misogyny' tag is a perfect example of this. There is a fairly popular group on Able2Know with a set of opinions. The most reasonable discussion addressing any of these opinions in a way that diverges from the standard opinion gets the 'misogyny' tag automatically. This is not a good thing on a public discussion forum. It is not information at all, most threads that get this tag have nothing to do with 'misogyny' (by any dictionary definition of 'misogyny'). The tag merely due to the fact that the group opinion has been questioned and serves to shut down the discussion.
Absolutely. Everything you're saying here is correct. What's so incredibly ridiculous, is that popular sentiment would have you believe that we live in a society that oppresses women. Not only that, it openly condones
oppressing women. But then how would it make any sense at all that using "misogyny" as a derogatory, shaming term would cause any social harm to men who are accused of it? If we live in a patriarchy, then it would reason that this term would hold no ill social effect whatsoever. And yet, men who are accused of being "misogynists" are viewed as social pariahs.
The only other conclusion to be reached is that we in fact do not live in a misogynist patriarchy. We, in fact live in society that protects women above the best interests of, and at the expense of men.