We all know of way more important things going on re: sexism, harassment and broader expressions of dorkery in the gaming industry and culture, but I'm gonna natter lexicon instead, because it won't drive me to a lengthy, foamy rant (can't be arsed, today) :
When did 'chauvinism' (without the 'male' qualifier) become the default and preferred synonym for 'phallocracy', as opposed to its proper meaning of 'exacerbated patriotism/jingoism' ?
I get how anything with an -ism attached instantly sounds prejudiced and therefore becomes more suitable to dissing purposes, but
- it's confusing two distinct (if often coincident) prejudices,
- how could you pass on the opportunity to use 'phallocracy' instead, when it literally translates to 'rule of dick(s)' ?
Pic found via Ernest Adams, the beautiful beardy feminazi…
…all that, assuming it's acceptable to call someone a dick when he/she/it's being an ass, and there isn't a minority rights group somewhere to object to the misrepresentation of 'dicks' as anything but superiorly endowed in the cognitive department — I wouldn't want to hurt anyone's in their tender bits, of course.