The term feminazi is not a new thing. However, the feeling associated with the term is very new. The term originated in the 90s due to the shock-jock Rush Limbaugh. However, Rush claimed that the term originated from an academic scholar, Thomas Hazlett.
The term was used to describe the phrase “ a feminist who’s motive in life is to get any many abortions done as possible” The term obviously, did not catch a lot of attention the nighties since its an unobservable category.
In a broader term, the word was used to describe women who made use of authoritarian orthodoxies to shut their components.
While the term lost its grounds in the 90s, it came back again only recently due to Facebook. Feminazi showed up quite innocently on the various social media channels, though its a blatant acquisition.
Unlike n the bygone time, the term is currently used in casual conversations to highlight what feminism is all about. However, the origin of the term is extreme and used to describe the negative characteristics of certain women.
While that can be one way to look at it, language to plays an important role especially when feminists are concerned.
For centuries, language has been used as an effective tool to oppress women. Women have been called “sluts” for their sexual drives and “bitch” if they are too opinionated and authoritative.
But with time all must change and so must the language. Thus terms bitch and slut have been replaced by the term feminazi. Though most of us use the term very casually, it can often be disturbing for the feminists.
The women are expected to be okay with all the silly sandwich jokes. There should not be any objections from the women if others compliment their body parts, the thing about equal rights and equal pay. Women are supposed to be all cool about all these, and if by chance, by some ill fate they do protest, they are feminazis.
The word feminazi can just be put in any sentence. It is as common as the nouns verbs and conjunctions we use in sentence formation. It is okay to use the word so rampantly, but what is not okay is that it has a negative and vile ring to it.
Going by the simple etymology of the word, it is formed by combining two words “Feminist”and “Nazis”
For many years feminism has been described as a battle for equal rights, but from where did it originate? Well, it originated from the fact, that women were treated more like possessions and less like humans.
Their entire life was controlled based on the decisions made by the men. What they will wear who they will vote as their representative were all decided by the men folks.
Its been a global battle for women to get the position that they are in now, and many women are still fighting for various other rights around the world.
Nazism, on the other hand, massacred human life in the name of racial purity. Jews were tortured in inhuman ways and killed. Half of the population was slaughtered.
Now, doesn’t the combination of Nazism and feminism seem a little absurd and tainted? Just for the fun of social media trolls, two polar opposite constructs have been clubbed together.
While one led to the downfall of humanity, the other is trying to uplift half of the population by asking the world order to change a tad bit to accommodate these people! In which parallel universe are these two concepts the same?
It is not. It cannot be. Thus in that light, the term feminazi has no real base.
But for the sake of entertainment, there have been multiple quotes that are trending on social media, let us take a glance at those:
“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou
“‘Diiiie men.’ If you play any Broad City episode backwards, that’s all we’re saying.” – Ilana Glazer
“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” – Rebecca West
“With a video like ‘Anaconda,’ I’m a grown-ass fucking woman! I stand for girls wanting to be sexy and dance, but also having a strong sense of themselves. If you got a big ol’ butt? Shake it! Who cares? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be graduating from college.” – Nicki Minaj
“It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away.” – Roxane Gay
“When you see the way some people write women, especially in studio movies, it’s like, ‘Sorry! Sorry for being alive!’ Women are so apologetic.” – Jessica Williams
While these are some quotes from famous people and celebrities, let’s look into some which are created by innovative ïndividuals:
“So, we can’t pass gun laws because it threats our liberty. Great. Tell me how you want to regulate marriages and vaginas”
“If women take up guns to protect their reproductive rights, the GOP would ban assault rifles right away”
“ Once the Republicans ban abortion in the cases of incest and rapes, they can focus their attention on America’s spiraling witch issue”.
So now with all these funny quotes, you can bash people up when they come to you with their silly sandwich jokes! Let’s get rolling!