Monthly Archives: February 2012

Affirmative Action For Women Makes No Sense

Thanks to feminism, we currently have informal quotas for women’s jobs in prestigious positions. The NSF directs grant money towards universities that bring more women into STEM programs, even though this means eliminating better qualified men for less qualified women. … Continue reading

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Ngramology: Odds and Ends

More silly declining feminist notions. Phallocracy [generally used as a term of complaint, oddly enough]: Blaming the Victim: Gynophobia: Testosterone Poisoning: Gender roles [people who use the phrase “gender roles” usually disapprove of them, so the decline is not a … Continue reading

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Ngramology: Guide to Dating a Feminist

Recall the rise and fall of feminism: Feminism has pioneered discussion of sex: Discussion of anal sex parallels discussion of feminism, but declines less steeply. This must mean feminists are only a portion of those discussing anal sex. Perhaps they … Continue reading

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Ngramology: Commands and Absolutes

There seems to have been an increase in use of commands coincident with the decrease in discussion of feminism. One might suppose it to be the mark of a more masculine style, if one were so inclined. Perhaps this trend … Continue reading

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Ngramology: Feminists

Nothing new to see, just another pretty picture of the decline of feminism: Close up on the less popular:

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Ngramology: Loneliness

Another linguistic shift that seems to have occurred just after the decline of feminism and associated ideologies is an increase in talking about being lonely. Talking about cause here is difficult. Did a decrease in feminism cause an increase in … Continue reading

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Ngramology: Two Types of Terms Conveying Manhood

In this post I showed that the usage of terms conveying manhood has been increasing for the past ten years. There are a couple of important exceptions, though, whose popularity has followed the same pattern as has feminism. Macho: Machismo: … Continue reading

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