Political Speak

 Hepeated is the new “in” word. You better memorize it or you will be “out”.

Forget mansplaining. “Hepeated” is the new feminist buzzword

Feminists have coined yet another word to express their disgust for men: “hepeated.”

As Bustle explains, “hepeated” is when “a man repeats your ignored idea, and everyone thinks he’s a genius.”

Social advocate and professor Nicole Gugliucci is credited for popularizing the word, after her tweet about it went viral.

Gugliucci’s tweet received more than 205,000 likes and over 67,000 retweets, and was entered into Urban Dictionary by another person on the same day it was tweeted. It has even made its way across the pond, with Yahoo News UK and the Irish Examiner talking about it. [snip]

The new word might have just replaced “mansplaining” as the word of choice for feminists. For those who don’t know, “mansplaining” is when a man explains something to a woman in a condescending or patronizing manner. The word first became popularized after Rebecca Solnit published her 2008 essay, “Men Explain Things To Me.”

While “hepeating” and “mansplaining” are quickly becoming household terms, feminist legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw believes that “the power of men to decide what the world is going to look like, what counts and what doesn’t, hasn’t really been terribly disrupted in a generation.”

Perhaps the world needs a few more invented feminist words to really mobilize the masses.

Perhaps 101 and 102 in Logic and English in the course load instead of Butterfly Songs and Vaginal Exhalations might help with communications. Then men won’t have to do as much “mansplaining”.

A little something for these doxies.

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