femismo

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of female +‎ machismo.

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femismo (uncountable)

  1. (informal, rare) Exaggerated, stubborn, or aggressive femininity; female machismo.
    • 1996 October 13, westel [username], “Re: May/December Emotional Facelifts”, in alt.support.divorce, Usenet[1]:
      All feminists' talk about a woman's superior ability to identify and express their feelings is just that, TALK. It's just more femismo designed to inflate the deflated self-esteems of mean spirited women.
    • 1998 July 7, Epona [username], “first time post”, in alt.support.anxiety-panic, Usenet[2]:
      i'm not doing any meds. perhaps it's my femismo that keeps me saying no to meds, perhaps it's that i don't want to mask other things.
    • 2000, Marilyn Maxwell, Male Rage, Female Fury: Gender and Violence in American Fiction, University Press of America (2000), →ISBN, page 117:
      Do these women, like Damon Cross in Wright's The Outsider or Bigger Thomas in Native Son, succeed in establishing their own autonomy only through violence, forging a "femismo" or female counterpart to the "machismo" brutality of a Mailer protagonist?
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:femismo.

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