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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."


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.

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