I was just looking at the thread Is Twilight Misogynistic? And I thought to myself…is this really what the phrase “misogynistic” has come to mean? A situation where a woman gives up her independence for a man is “misogynistic?” In other words, the term is being used to mean “the opposite of feminist,” at least in this case. But as I understand it, “misogynistic” means “hates women.”
In my opinion, a misogynist is someone who would say, “I fucking hate women, they’re all a bunch of useless cunts, and their only purpose in life is for me to fuck them. I have no respect for women and I consider them to be scum.” So when people talk about something that’s even just slightly patronizing towards women as being misogynist, I feel like the term is getting watered down.
Does anyone else agree? Or am I alone here?