Originally Posted by VoraciousReader
So you take issue with the term misogyny. Will you admit that this is certainly sexism?
Also, I'd be curious as to how you define "woke" since your contention is that its prevalence is a big societal problem. Because to me it just seems to equate to "acknowledging that everyone's experience is not the same as my experience and that this is especially a concern when it affects people who have been oppressed, negated, or silenced by the majority."
I don't think it was sexism either, it was just someone making a nasty comment about one woman's looks.
The definition of woke is: aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice.
And the above is fine. I have been talking about when people are overly woke, which is when people are jumping to incorrect or unprovable conclusions, which does happen much more nowadays than it did pre ~2005. Without wanting to get into the UK Brexit debate, a referendum which I didn't vote in because I saw both positives and negatives for both leave and remain, people who were on the remain side were labelling people who wanted to leave, as racists.
The countries of the EEC are ethnically white, so it was not racism. And I doubt, and in fact I know, that the remainers were not thinking about Polish people being of the Slavic race, so of a different ethnicity to Anglo-Saxons, they were just bandying around the word "racist".
It may have been nationalism, which is a different thing, but it wasn't racism. So this was an example of some overly woke people making an incorrect connection.