man-made language: it needs improvement
UCP has a convo going about the phrase “fuck you”, and how there is a lack of swear words that arent misogynist in the english language.
FCM pointed out in one of her comments that Mackinnon invented the concept of sexual harassment. Someone had to deliberately and consciously come up with the concept, describe it and name it before we could talk about it.
I wonder, what other concepts or words do we wish existed?
For one, I wish there was a word that describes the way the male perspective is the default in all media, conversations, everything, unless stated otherwise (which in turn ghettoizes the perspective as female and therefore renders it irrelevant). Something more catchy than “male centrism”, and something that better conveys the ACTIVE ERASURE of the female perspective. Or even just a word which describes the inadequacy of the male perspective.
What does everyone else want?
Or, if no one feels like talking about it, we can discuss this picture instead: