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PIE word

Blend of bro +‎ socialism.


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brocialism (uncountable)

  1. (slang, derogatory) Socialism or progressivism which downplays women's issues or reinforces masculinist attitudes or ideas.
    • 2014 January 8, Marc Tracy, “How to Talk to a 'Brocialist'”, in New Republic:
      Often, brocialism manifests at left-wing powwows. Someone raises a feminist grievance. The brocialist instructs her that she is distracted from the paramount issue, namely class.
    • 2015 September 12, Suzanne Moore, “As Jeremy Corbyn was anointed leader, not one female voice was heard”, in The Guardian:
      The new brocialism cares deeply about women’s issues of course – just not enough to elect an actual woman. They don’t need to, because good lefties speak for all us. They don’t even notice gender.
  2. (slang, derogatory, Britain) Any form of socialism characterised by blokeishness.
    • 2015 September 14, Cathy Newman, “Welcome to Jeremy Corbyn's blokey Britain - where brocialism rules”, in The Telegraph:
      I think part of the answer might perhaps lie in the nature of the hard left politics which Mr Corbyn embraces. He's been accused of brocialism or bro-socialism if you're struggling to spit that one out. And however much you may choose to ignore it, there does often appear to be something blokey about the new movement he says he's creating.

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