[Ads-l] Is "Jezebel" a racist name?

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Thu Feb 11 00:00:51 EST 2021

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 5:24 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> [...] and leaving aside the question of racism—it’s clear (to me at
> least) that the term is more obviously misogynistic than racist. That
> additional dimension [...]

I think to take account of the impossibility to do what you're trying to do
here, that is to cleanly separate misogyny and racism into dimension as if
we were talking vector calculus or linear algebra, the portemanteau
misogynoir has been coined.

My impression parallels that of Tomas Alvares. There's a lack of the
capacity to talk about these topics with sufficient insight here, and a lot
of defensiveness, which can't fill the gap.


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