[Ads-l] himpathy

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 25 03:25:04 UTC 2019

à la male privilege:
https://mashable.com/article/twitter-reply-guys/#mCzQBi1XhZqT <https://mashable.com/article/twitter-reply-guys/#mCzQBi1XhZqT>

About 138 hits on Google. 

1. Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
Kate Manne
9 Oct 2017
https://bit.ly/2H1Hi8m <https://bit.ly/2H1Hi8m>

This case vividly illustrates the often overlooked mirror image of misogyny: _himpathy_, as I’ll call it….

The specific form of himpathy on display here is the excessive sympathy sometimes shown toward male perpetrator of sexual violence.

2. Why Kavanaugh should make men question ‘himpathy'
18 Sep 2018
Noah Berlatsky
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/opinions/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-misogyny-and-himpathy/index.html <https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/opinions/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-misogyny-and-himpathy/index.html>

Philosopher Kate Manne has a name for that defensive crouch; it's called "himpathy." Himpathy is the opposite of misogyny, Manne writes in her book "Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny."  Misogyny means that people react negatively or dismissively towards women; himpathy means that they react positively or empathetically towards men. Men sympathize with alleged abusers because himpathy puts them in the shoes of the victimizers, rather than the victims.

3. The Return of MJ Akbar, Chaucer and The Sweet Buttery Feel of Himpathy
30 Nov 2018
Nisha Susan
http://theladiesfinger.com/the-return-of-mj-akbar-chaucer-and-the-sweet-buttery-feel-of-himpathy/ <http://theladiesfinger.com/the-return-of-mj-akbar-chaucer-and-the-sweet-buttery-feel-of-himpathy/>

They are all the beneficiaries of ‘himpathy’ a kakka-sounding but super useful word that seems to have been coined by American writer Kate Manne to describe ‘the inappropriate and disproportionate sympathy powerful men often enjoy in cases of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, homicide and other misogynistic behaviour.’

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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