More new words and expressions!
Catachosis – This is a play on “catachesis” or the more widely used “catechism”. It means religious indoctrination.
When you are discussing something with someone and their entire terminology is cant and jargon and fashionable buzzwords, and their conceptual matrix blinds them to the simple facts of the case, when they prefer the comfort of their belief system to the hard work of real analysis, then this indoctrination has become pathological. It has become catachosis.
When you are discussing the rape of a boy and the other person gets all tangled up – “well, it can’t be a real rape because rape is a mechanism of patriarchal oppression and since the boy has male privilege and therefore cannot be a victim of oppression…….” You are talking to someone with catachosis.
Creationists suffer from catachosis.
Vaginomancy – I saw this on a Reddit thread somewhere – no idea what the person meant by it; asked and never got an answer. So here is my suggestion: vaginomancy is the mysterious power of the Sacred Feminine to know and understand all things, all people’s lives and circumstances, better than they know them themselves. It can see privilege where none is experienced, it can discern misogyny and sexist intent where none is in evidence, it can see all this. Because Mother has eyes in the back of her head, she is all-knowing – and you don’t even have to be a real mother to have this mysterious power denied to the lesser sex, because you are Woman! hear you roar… You tend to find this mostly among the “sanctimonious Women’s Studies set”, mainly because grown women have too much sense and experience of life to fall for this kind of woo. Their insights are hard-won and paid for in tears on the battlefields of life, not conferred by this or that anatomical structure.
Male sex syndicate/female sex syndicate– This is dungone’s expression. He glosses it this way:
I mean that it’s a self-organized group of individuals who look after their own interests in a gender-exclusive manner. I’d consider something like an all-male country club where businessmen go to make business arrangements with one another as a male sexual syndicate, but not a male-only military draft. Feminism definitely counts. I think that male versions are almost universally derided, whereas female versions are almost universally lauded.
Examples of male sex syndicates would be social sports teams, men’s clubs… maybe gaming communities….and that’s all I can think of at the moment. Women and girls are steadily colonizing them. Women’s sex syndicates would be women’s centers at universities, exclusive girls’ schools, feminist organizations such as NOW, where there has also been concern about men colonizing them, usually with men being kept out, and various charity organizations.
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