Sponsored Content
« US SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM CALLS FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF NUCLEAR-ARMED DICTATOR VLADIMIR PUTIN | Main | The Man Whose Child Was Taken Away From Him To Be "Transitioned" Into a Girl Runs for Texas House to Outlaw Gender Reassignments »
March 04, 2022

Northwest Missouri State University Announces "Womynx History Month"

I'm announcing "Defund the Universities Year."

This is so embarrassing.

Way to drive down the value of your already dubious college education, idiots.

A Missouri university is facing backlash on social media by referring to Women's History Month, which began on March 1st, as "Womynx History Month."

"To commemorate Womynx History Month, Northwest will host a variety of activities throughout the month of March," Northwest Missouri State University posted on Twitter Tuesday. "The theme for this year's celebration is 'Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.'"


The Twitter post linked to a website explaining that the school is using the term "Womynx" to "encourage inclusivity."

Several social media users expressed confusion as to the meaning of the phrase "Womynx" which was presumably an attempt to include non-biological women into the celebration of Women's History Month.

"Wtf is Womynx?? This is what people go into debt to learn?" the social media account LibsofTikTok, which is run by a female, posted.


As you probably know, the alien vulgarism "womyn" was invented to exclude the morpheme "man" from "woman." And now they've changed that to "womynx" to... add men (transgenders) back into women.

For reasons.

We're changing women to womyn to get rid of those dirty disgusting men!

Now we're changing it to womynx to bring those oppressed men pretending to be women back in! Yay!

Here's the actual etymology on this, which is interesting. Which these little imbeciles should bother acquainting themselves with before butchering the language.

"Man," originally, in the Old English, did not mean "man." It meant "one" or "person" -- genderlessly. It still means that in German (well, as "Mann").

Specific sense of "adult male of the human race" (distinguished from a woman or boy) is by late Old English (c. 1000); Old English used wer and wif to distinguish the sexes, but wer began to disappear late 13c. and was replaced by man. Universal sense of the word remains in mankind and manslaughter. Similarly, Latin had homo "human being" and vir "adult male human being," but they merged in Vulgar Latin, with homo extended to both senses.

So, to digest, in both Old English and in Latin, presumably coincidentally, there were separate words for "human being" and "adult male," and the word for "human being" later evolved to mean both "human being" and "adult male."

However, that root meaning of "Human being" persists, and remains in a lot of derived words.

The word for "man" in Old English was wer. That's where werewolf comes from; it means man-wolf.

The word for "woman" was "wif," from which of course derives "wife." But from which also derives "woman," as "wif" was combined with "man" to form "wifman," or "womanperson." Which became "woman" over time.

So you're not cutting the "male" out of the word "woman." You're cutting out the "person."

None of this brutish, ignorant deformation of the English (or Spanish) language is necessary, if you would just study the language, like you're supposed to do in college, instead of vandalizing and scarifying it.


Bonus: Literally every single time I look up "werewolf" I find out some new cool thing:

In the ancient Persian calendar, the eighth month (October-November) was Varkazana-, literally "(Month of the) Wolf-Men."

Metal.

I think in the sci-fi RPG Traveller, the wolf-like pirate alien race was called the Vargr. Obviously they just looked up the old root of werewolf for that name.


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:34 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
SMH while living in the USSA: "I'm doing okay, Javems. Mostly in a bemused sta ..."

The Nauti-loo: "Dude, you're crossing the streams. Posted by: D ..."

mikeski: "[i]The Hu!!! Posted by: Pug Mahon[/i] Phonetic ..."

Smell the Glove: "Read an article about the artificial vaginas. Beca ..."

Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus: "Picture this: a vintage fake vagina owners manual ..."

SMH while living in the USSA: "Job well done SMH Posted by: Misanthropic Humanit ..."

Javems: "Hey SMH. Missed you on the last thread. Doing well ..."

Anon Y. Mous: "No hidden link tonight? ..."

Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Next year in Corsicana - again! ~ [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]There used to be a time when a man's word was h ..."

All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord: "“Transgender women” who get medically ..."

Pug Mahon, Metallica Sux: "The Hu!!! ..."

Dr. T: ""...but Spock...!" (cue Vulcan struggle-music) " ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64