It occurred to me today that “feminazi” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily as “misogynazi”. Yet I have never in my life heard some say or in print use that seemingly obvious phrase.
A friend suggested that perhaps it is because there is nothing inherently negative in the term and concept of feminism that it’s necessary to tac on “nazi” in an attempt to demonize. On the other hand, “misogynist” and “misogyny” are already inherently so negative as not to require a play on words.
Another friend then suggested, if anything, we should come up with a new, gentle way to try and brighten the image of the word “misogynist”- cause reasons.
We’ve decided on “misogynice guy”.
Kate: “Have you met Sally’s dad yet?”
Beth: “Ugh, yeah, he would not shut up about how Sally needs to improve her cooking if she ever hopes to settle down with a good man and become respectable.”
Kate: “Yeah, he’s just such a misogynice guy…”