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Misogyny

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ayse Wed 06-Oct-21 15:53:58

Dominic Raab is unbelievable. He doesn’t seem to understand what misogyny means! As a person educated at Oxbridge I would expect him to have some understanding of the English language. It makes me wonder why these elite schools and universities actually teach.

Doodledog Fri 08-Oct-21 00:22:51

Maybe because women have been subsumed into men for so long, so misandry would have been covered by misanthropy?

Don't get used to it, though - when the trans lobby notices they will be complaining that the words are exclusive and we won't be able to talk about hatred of women as a sex.

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 23:51:04

Misogyny has existed for thousands of years but the word is a fairly modern construct and became more popular towards the end of the last century.
To be countered by men claiming misandry, a word of more modern construction.

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 23:48:06

Callistemon

My favourite new word is canuted.
From Cnut, presumably Old English or Norse?

It's from an Old Norse word meaning "knot".

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 23:46:36

Oofy

Is there an argument here for more widespread reintroduction of Latin and Greek to the national curriculum? Nobody with a basic classical education would have made that gaffe about misogyny

I don't think the word comes up in the basics of Latin or Greek.

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 23:37:17

My favourite new word is canuted.
From Cnut, presumably Old English or Norse?

Oofy Thu 07-Oct-21 23:30:14

Is there an argument here for more widespread reintroduction of Latin and Greek to the national curriculum? Nobody with a basic classical education would have made that gaffe about misogyny

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 22:33:32

growstuff

Callistemon

Watson and Crick
But first there was Franklin (Cambridge)

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
Why is thinking something women never do?
And why is logic never even tried?
Straightening up their hair is all they ever do.
Why don't they straighten up the mess that's inside?

Have you seen the film "Life Story" about the rivalry between King's College and Cambridge?

No, I haven't, must look out for it

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 22:00:52

Maybe Dominic Raab should watch it, if he wants to understand misogyny.

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 21:59:38

Callistemon

Watson and Crick
But first there was Franklin (Cambridge)

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
Why is thinking something women never do?
And why is logic never even tried?
Straightening up their hair is all they ever do.
Why don't they straighten up the mess that's inside?

Have you seen the film "Life Story" about the rivalry between King's College and Cambridge?

Fennel Thu 07-Oct-21 20:44:37

not so long ago things were like this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 19:03:54

Watson and Crick
But first there was Franklin (Cambridge)

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
Why is thinking something women never do?
And why is logic never even tried?
Straightening up their hair is all they ever do.
Why don't they straighten up the mess that's inside?

Alegrias1 Thu 07-Oct-21 18:27:18

growstuff

If you mean the "Manchester Baby", Alan Turing developed a programmable computer before then. The three engineers who developed the "Manchester Baby" were all Oxford or Cambridge alumni.

I was going to mention Babbage and Lovelace. But I won't 😉

growstuff Thu 07-Oct-21 18:09:06

If you mean the "Manchester Baby", Alan Turing developed a programmable computer before then. The three engineers who developed the "Manchester Baby" were all Oxford or Cambridge alumni.

Alegrias1 Thu 07-Oct-21 17:20:29

Atomic theory is Rutherford's baby, he did his postgraduate work and education at Cambridge after moving here from New Zealand.

Don't mind me, carry on....

Gabrielle56 Thu 07-Oct-21 17:02:05

MaizieD

^It appears to be a cardinal GN sin - to be right of centre, attend a private school (gone to Oxbridge probably be extended to Russell Group next) earn above average salary and crime of all crimes voted to leave the EU.^

Got it in one. GG13

Let's forget about all those people who voted Leave to stick one on the Metropolitan Elite*, shall we?

*Metropolitan Elite = high earning university educated experts and business people...

The worst crime on gn appears to be generalisation at the expense of knowledge! Why assume all the high flyers hail from Oxbridge!? Hilarious really, shows how old brain washing dies hard.get with the program! Were in 2021 not 1921! Oxbridge types are presented as a charactacture of upper claaaaaas posh speaking fops who invented everything from the wheel to first programmable computer/graphene/ rolls Royce/ atomic theory, shall I continue? Oops soz all these are Manchester's babies......

JaneJudge Thu 07-Oct-21 16:56:32

arf at haven't we all

I think we were on the beach once when someone started sinking... confused

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 16:54:32

JaneJudge

maybe he accidentally ended up in Weston super Mare

😁
It looks as if you could walk to Wales
Don't try it!!

Gabrielle56 Thu 07-Oct-21 16:52:48

Actually the best scientists engineers medics etc hail from Manchester/Birmingham and specially Salford.......

MissAdventure Thu 07-Oct-21 15:54:23

Haven't we all?

JaneJudge Thu 07-Oct-21 14:55:58

maybe he accidentally ended up in Weston super Mare

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 14:54:56

MissAdventure

Canuted (with a glottal stop)

Love it!! grin

MissAdventure Thu 07-Oct-21 14:54:27

So, up we goes to the beach, strolling along, good as ya like.
When we got there I turnt araand and says "I don't adam and eve it! It's only closed, innit?"
Canuted. Kapoot. Closed.

JaneJudge Thu 07-Oct-21 14:45:30

There is nothing worse than going on holiday and the sea being closed

MissAdventure Thu 07-Oct-21 14:45:06

Canuted (with a glottal stop)

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 14:43:08

We need one now for the sea being closed grin.

Mare clausum!!