brocialism

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Etymology[edit]

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, Marc Tracy, "How to Talk to a 'Brocialist'", New Republic, 8 January 2014:
      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, Suzanne Moore, "As Jeremy Corbyn was anointed leader, not one female voice was heard", The Guardian, 12 September 2015:
      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.
    • 2015, Cathy Newman, "Welcome to Jeremy Corbyn's blokey Britain - where brocialism rules", The Telegraph, 14 September 2015
      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.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:brocialism.

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