I was recently involved in a twitter exchange with a feminist who could perceive only the experiences and needs of women, while simultaneously being unable (or unwilling) to entertain the experiences and needs of men and boys, where I referred to the person’s tweets as displaying a kind of ‘gynomyopia‘ – a made-up term meant to capture a narrow-minded or intolerant fixation on gynocentric concerns.
For the purposes of future discussion on gendered issues I thought it might be useful to add these two terms to the lexicon:
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Gynomyopia: (Noun). Any narrow-minded gynocentric perspective that excludes considerations of male perspectives and experiences. (gyno – “woman/female” + myopic – “short sighted”)
Gynomyopic: (Adjective). characterized by the presence of gynomyopia.
- “1 out of 4 homeless are women!”
- “3 out of 100 people killed in wars are women!”
- “1 out of every 100,000 people circumcised in USA is a girl!”