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Sunday 12 June 2022

Sunday Rest: brocialist.

 A brocialist is a person who has left-wing beliefs, but doesn't like women, or, at least, ignores them as far as politics is concerned.

That's more or less the definition on Wiktionary, anyway.


...but I always thought that meant wishing to promote the freedom, power, welfare and comfort of the common people.

How can someone be both left-wing and be dismissive of women?

It's beyond me.

Sunday Rest: brocialist. The bro- bit is from brother, a word that goes right back to the Sanskrit bhrātar and the -cialist bit is from socialist. The word social comes from socius, which means comrade.

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