The manosphere: a glossary

Rather like feminists the men’s rights activists have their own vocabulary, which gives a fascinating insight into their skewed worldview. The sceptical website, RationalWiki, has an excellent manosphere glossary. Here are a few of the entries:

AWALT All women are like that -In direct opposition to not all women are like that, the assertion that all women are like that means that females are hard-wired to respond to certain situations in a certain way; and that, more specifically, if given the opportunity, they will tend to behave as manipulative, abusive, sociopathic, destructive, drama-oriented liars. To the extent that women differ from one another, it is in how and to what extent (rather than whether) they manifest these traits when they are allowed to do so.

Divorce rape refers to the alleged harm inflicted upon a male after his wife (unjustly) ends their marriage. This term refers primarily to financial harm, such as the divide of marital property, child support, and (rarely) alimony.

Feminazi is a self-explanatory snarl word for extreme feminists, popularised by Rush Limbaugh.

Frivorce is the portmanteau of “frivolous” and “divorce,” and is used to describe almost all divorces initiated by a female, regardless of cause.

Game or gaming is the (rather sleazy) art of seduction peddled by pick-up artists. Game involves manipulatively applying various conversational (and often pseudopsychological) “techniques” which are intended to break down the resistance of the target female (no, really) in order to make her more vulnerable to otherwise unwanted sexual advances.

A mangina is any pro-feminist male, or any male who is seen as collaborating with the perceived matriarchy. It is frequently expanded to include any male who isn’t stereotypically macho enough or doesn’t share the MRA movement’s hostility toward females.

Paleomasculinism views male domination and female submission as part of the natural order of things, and is held by many red pill adherents. Paleomasculinism as a movement seeks to distance itself from the men’s rights movement and PUAs/gamers

A unicorn is a perfect, loving, faithful girlfriend or wife (usually attractive and non-“slutty” to boot). Obviously, such women do not exist.

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