My thanks to M for an email he sent me last Friday, the content:
Good morning Mike,
Just a greeting from a well-wisher, admiring the valuable work you are doing, and a light-hearted suggestion – I have long been irritated by the feminist tactic of denigrating male expression by calling it ‘mansplaining’, and I was appalled to hear that in Sweden there is some government funded helpline for women to call and report their male colleagues who ‘do it’.
In discussing this with friends I came up with parallel descriptions which they said they really liked, which should serve to underline the basic offensiveness of women and idiotic men using such a term. Two are favourites among my friends:
- ‘Femibleating’ – the whingy moans and complaints about the sort of things men take in their stride and don’t complaint about.
- ‘Femiwittering’ – the opposite of macho culture office banter, in which we have to put up with girly-centred prattle about things we find suffocatingly boring.
I would like to promote the wider use of these terms, to be used in direct response to feminists complaining about a macho culture or mansplaining. Perhaps you could make use of them. The feminists won’t like it, but how can they, in fairness, complain about parallel sexist terms? We can beat them at their own game, and if they stop it, we can stop it.
All the best!
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