Last year I posted mourning the demotion of the word misogyny
from its original, powerful meaning, "hatred of women", to a mere replacement for the word "sexism". Language naturally changes like this. But I was reminded that we're going to need a new word to describe woman-hating the other day, when I observed a self-described lesbian feminist describe a weakly sexist remark by RTD as "resounding misogyny".
Can't talk about this in detail without SPOILERS
for Torchwood: Children of Earth. ( COE: raising so many interesting fannish issues since a couple of weeks ago )
ETA: Only really posted all of that because I hit the word "misogynous" in Erica Jong's Fear of Flying
, on which I decided to make an assault this evening. I'm starting to worry I'm only contributing to the problem by banging on about it here, as though the overwhelming majority of fans were not perfectly sane on the subject, so I think it's time to take a break.
ETA ETA: Although I suppose we're going to need a new word for "homophobic", too.