manosphere

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Etymology[edit]

man + -o- + -sphere, after the pattern of blogosphere.

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manosphere (uncountable)

  1. (Internet, neologism) The totality of men's-rights-oriented blogs and websites.
    • 2018 Alex Hern, Who are the 'incels' and how do they relate to Toronto van attack? The Guardian
      Incel is short for “involuntarily celibate”. The term rose to prominence because of its adoption by a subsection of the “manosphere”, a loose collection of movements united by misogyny that also includes some men’s rights activists, pick-up artists, and Mgtow/volcel – heterosexual men who refuse to have sex with women for political reasons.

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