My dictionary carries definitions for terms like “feminism” and “misogyny”. The same dictionary does NOT define terms like “masculism” and “misandry,” which are obviously complimentary terms to complete a fair and unbiased nomenclature of esoteric gender-political terminology. Similarly, the same dictionary defines “sexism” with a pro-female bias by implying that sexism is more of a woman’s issue than a man’s issue.
I hear that the inclusion/exclusion of words in dictionaries is largely based on a “popularity contest” (or perhaps also partly a matter of matriarchal gate-keeping and “ballot stuffing”). As such, I encourage others to write companies like Merriam-Webster and POLITELY encourage them to make the necessary changes in their dictionaries to ensure gender fairness and proper checks/balances. It is hard to have a fair “battle of wits” during a “battle of the sexes” when the rules are unfair before you even get to the debate. As such, I hope that companies like Merriam-Webster will include the terms “masculism” and “misandry” and also revise their definitions of “sexism” to be more gender neutral. And also remember, the correct term is “masculism” with 4 syllables (not “masculinism” with 5 syllables).
The contact info for “Merriam Webster” is found below:
The men’s movement (masculism) is neither new or a fringe movement, as the following bits suggest:
1. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy carries a definition for “masculism”.
2. The men’s movement has been around since about 1913 when Belfort Bax published “The Fraud of Feminism”.
3. There is a virtual plethora of literature on the men’s movement including the following:
* The Myth of Male Power by Warren Farrell (and many other books by the same author)
* The Hazards of Being Male: surviving the myth of masculine privilege by Herb Goldberg
* The New Men’s Studies by Eugene August (an annotated bibliography)
* The Manipulated Man by Esther Vilar
* Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence by Phil Cook
* Not Guilty: The Case in Defense of Men by David Thomas
* Spreading Misandry by Nathanson
* If Men Have All the Power How Come Women Make the Rules? by Jack Kammer
4. The following websites also show the popularity of the men’s movement:
5. I did a yahoo search of the word “masculism” and got about 87,900 results.
6. I did a yahoo search of the word “misandry” and got about 717,000 results. Also, “male bashing” seems to be almost a house-hold phrase.
7. Men and boys do not have it so great (I believe the information below to be reasonably accurate to the best of my knowledge):
*Males comprise the vast majority of the homeless, prison population, completed suicides, chivalry bias, job/war fatalities, and victims of violence in general.
*Rape is not just a woman’s issue when you include the topic of prison rape
*Men tend to receive stiffer sentences for the same crimes (due to chivalry)
*Male victims of DV and female perpetrators of DV are virtually ignored
*Only males are required to register for the draft
*Males are unfairly objectified by their money, strength, confidence, height, disposability, and other stress-inducing criteria
*Males are unfairly socialized to “take it like a man” and that “big boys don’t cry” leaving females with the crying privileges.
*Not only is the Pay Gap a myth (see Warren Farrell’s “Why Men Earn More”) but the female dominated spending gap is very real (see Bernice Kanner’s “Pocketbook Power”).
*Males can be abused by herjury (false accusations of rape)
*Despite the fact that society likes females more and garners warmer feelings towards them, many dictionaries fail to acknowledge “misandry” (dislike of males).
*Females tend to outlive males by about 5 years (with more of society’s funding sponsoring female health, such as breast cancer at the expense of prostate cancer)
*Despite the fact that females are perhaps the most privileged people on earth, many dictionaries fail to acknowledge “masculism” (this in and of itself may be telling)
*It is common sense that males and females alike have an equal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This means equal pain and equal pampering.