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God, Ignorant, and Love: HE WO MAN FE MALE HU MAN PER SON visual-poetry »swofehuperx by richard tipping (+) [vial mitosisisyourtosis men fabricated the idea that they are the default sex to compensate for their biological inferiority and general superfluousness this is not just the natural order this is the language of a patriarchal culture rhysiare Omg no, you are wrong on so many levels and as a linguist this makes me ache something terrible. In my linguistics dass in undergrad, we actually made fun of people who think like you along these lines and for good reason, because you are wholly ignorant and are choosing to spin narratives about things and fields which you know completely nothing about yet pretend you do. 1 She: This word evolved naturally from Old English from seo/heo which were just words to refer to feminine-female people evolving from Proto- Germanic words meaning that/there. He as a word evolved from the same ideas but Proto-Germanic words for thishere, Your idea of patriarchal language further falls apart when you compare this part of English to other Germanic languages, of which English is related, the words in German for he and she are 'er and sie", completely unrelated So it is by clear happenstance, not some patriarchal conspiracy that the words he and "she in English have similar form. 2. Woman: Oh god this one always gets my goat when people go for this one. Man did not used to mean "male", man used to mean humanity/human being, the old words in Old English for male adult person and female adult person were werman and wifman respectively, we can see this relation in words like werewolf and wife as being the remnants of the base "wer- and the base wif-. Woman evolved phonologically from the word wifman by natural processes where the 'f sound dropped and the became lax. Man dropped its wer stem for reasons mostly unknown but I can guarantee have nothing to do with patriarchy because phonological change has no basis in that. 3. Female: Male and Female actually come etymologically from two completely different words. Male comes from Old French masle which meant masculine, while Female came from Old French as well femella which meant young woman. This is another case, just like he and she where the words coincidentally ended up looking similar without having any direct correlation in historical linguistic processes to make them as such 4 Hman: This word etymologically derives from Proto-Indo- European "ghomon which means earthly being as opposed to heavenly being which would refer to gods. You have some small glimmer of hope here in that the word does eventually branch off into the word for man in some languages but this is still too small of a precedent to base any conspiratorial thinking like you are doing off of 5. Person: This one offends me the most, simply because I love the fuck out of Etruscan language and your continued ignorance just irks me at this point. Person derives from persona from Latin which meant the same meaning, which ultimately derived from phersu Etruscan for mask as Etruscans would often have theatre performers use masks to give identity to the performers. So never once did "person have any meaning to do with son So yes, this IS the natural order or language. Please never proselytise your faulty ideology and misandrist thinking within speaking about word origins and morphology again, as unless you actually do fact checking I will school the everloving hell out of you, stay in vour lane. Swofehuper He Man Male Manson
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Cats, Dogs, and Funny: Bu/no dain nae the a hne how many dogs does it take votone ives ahead ot us to change a lightbulb? sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb? sorry, but I don't see a light bulb. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code. ◆ Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp! Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there... Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares? Rottweiler: Make me. ◆ Boxer: Who cares?! can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle... Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can 1? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeze please, please, please Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry ◆ The Cat's Answer: Dogs do not change ligh to take advantage of the German Shepherd: I'lI change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make I'll just pop it in while I'm sure I haven't missed bouncing off the walls any, and make just one and furniture. more perimeter patrol to Old English Sheep e see that no one has tried Dog: Light bulb? I'm situation. Jack Russell Terrier: bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I carn expect some light, some dinner, and a massage? 28 July 9, 2011 Funny

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Puppy, Quite, and English: This is Benson, she's my not-quite 9 week old English Mastiff puppy!

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Kip, Kool Aid, and Tumblr: How English has changed over the last 1000 years: the 23rd Psalm Modern (1989) The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He lets me lie down in green pastures. He leads me to still waters. King James Bible (1611) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. Middle English (1100-1500) Our Lord gouerneth me, and nothyng shal defailen to me. In the sted of pastur he sett me ther. He norissed me upon water of fyllyng. Old English (800-1066) Drihten me raet, ne byth me nanes godes wan. And he me geset on swythe good feohland. And fedde me be waetera stathum. <p><a href="http://beautifultoastdream.tumblr.com/post/161705069315/denchgang-bluecaptions-how-english-has" class="tumblr_blog">beautifultoastdream</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://denchgang.tumblr.com/post/101691093668">denchgang</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bluecaptions.tumblr.com/post/93200195150">bluecaptions</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>How English has changed in the past 1000 years.</p> </blockquote> <p>the big mans a lad i have fuck all, he lets me have a kip in a field he showed me a pond </p> </blockquote> <p>I think my favorite part is how the first three are totally comprehensible to a modern reader, and then the fourth one is just “Wait, what?” You can practically see where William the Conqueror came crashing into linguistic history like the Kool-Aid Man, hollering about French grammar and the letter Q.</p> </blockquote>
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God, Ignorant, and Love: HE WO MAN FE MALE HU MAN PER SON visual-poetry »swofehuper« by richard tipping [via] mitosisisyourtosis men fabricated the idea that they are the default sex to compensate for their biological inferiority and general superfluousness this is not just the "natural order this is the language of a patriarchal culture rhysiare Omg no, you are wrong on so many levels and as a linguist this makes me ache something terrible. In my linguistics class in undergrad, we actually made fun of people who think like you along these lines and for good reason because you are wholly ignorant and are choosing to spin narratives about things and fields which you know completely nothing about yet pretend you do 1. She: This word evolved naturally from Old English from seo/heo which were just words to refer to feminine-female people evolving from Proto- Germanic words meaning that/there. He as a word evolved from the same ideas but Proto-Germanic words for "this/here'. Your idea of patriarchal language" further falls apart when you compare this part of English to other Germanic languages, of which English is related, the words in German for he and she are "er" and "sie", completely unrelated So it is by clear happenstance, not some patriarchal conspiracy that the words "he" and "she" n English have similar form. 2. Woman: Oh god this one always gets my goat when people go for this one. Man did not used to mean "male", man used to mean humanity human being the old words in Old English for male adult person and female adult person were erman" and "wifman" respectively, we can see this relation in words like werewolf and wife as being the remnants of the base "wer and the base "wif- Woman evolved phonologically from the word "wifman" by natural processes where the "f sound dropped and the 'i' became lax. Man dropped its "wer stem for reasons mostly unknown but l can guarantee have nothing to do with patriarchy" because phonological change has no basis in that 3. Female: Male and Female actually come etymologically from two completely different words. Male comes from Old French masle" which meant masculine, while Female came from Old French as well "femella" which meant young woman. This is another case, just like he and she where the words coincidentally ended up looking similar without having any direct correlation in historical linguistic processes to make them as such 4. Human: This word etymologically derives from Proto-Indo- European "ghomon" which means earthly being as opposed to heavenly being which would refer to gods. You have some small glimmer of hope here in that the word does eventually branch off into the word for "man" in some languages but this is still too small of a precedent to base any conspiratorial thinking like you are doing off of 5. Person: This one offends me the most, simply because love the fuck out of Etruscan language and your continued ignorance just irks me at this point. Person derives from persona" from Latin which meant the same meaning, which ultimately derived from phersu" Etruscan for mask' as Etruscans would often have theatre performers use masks to give identity to the performers. So never once did "person" have any meaning to do with son". So yes, this is the natural order or language. Please never proselytise your faulty ideology and misandrist thinking within speaking about word origins and morphology again, as unless you actually do fact checking, l will school the everloving hell out of you, stay in your lane. Someone call the police, I've just seen some shots fired
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Feminism, Money, and Target: Misogynist Misandrist Feminist kyraneko: ambris: rae-is-trash: shortcuttothestars: ambris-art: glenn-griffon: the-walking-tardis: xtheycallmeslimshadyx: problematic-url: basilsilos: pennman9000: dil-howlters-uncreative-username: WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND So for all you feminists out their who think that all men should die, remember, you are not a feminist. reblogging for the last comment Yes Legit question, I’m not trying to hate on feminists or anything. Why is it called feminist if they’re for equality? castiel-knight-of-hell: That’s a very good question and thank you for asking so politely.  The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren’t allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they’d be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to male household she was shunned by society and had very little means to make money, most of them unsavory. You know the idiom “rule of thumb”? That comes from a running joke that started in the 1600s, and was still around in Fourier’s time, that said it was okay for a man to beat a woman with a stick as long as it wasn’t any thicker than his thumb.  The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that’s what’s being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we’re focusing only women. Men are belittled and called “less of a man” anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity. If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn’t happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males. It’s called feminism, not equalism, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That’s not the point. The point is to raise up the feminine so that it’s on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us. This needs to be spread far and wide to everyone on tumblr.  ALL OF THIS. THANK YOU This is very thorough explanation, thank you! Show this to my old english teacher who tried to tell me that feminism wasn’t equality because of the root word “fem” Okay so my first thought was “ALL OF THIS, THANK YOU” but then I noticed I literally already reblogged this and with those words and I’ve since forgotten. Welp, always good to reblog It’s named after the group whose status they have been trying to raise to achieve equality. It’s not about the end goal, it’s identifying the ones whose disadvantage they’re trying to erase. Someone send this to English teacher who thinks feminism = misandry

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