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word of the month: Abropriation

Next up in our new and bigger Dicktionary (sorry): Abropriation.

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Also known as “bropropriation,” this is what happens when a bro appropriates article made by women.

So it’s like cultural appropriation? When white people dress up as Native Americans for Halloween, that kinda thing? Also shit, but no!

Men doing or cutting ‘women’ things, absolutely cool. Men making things that are commonly female, male — like this guy who loves to draw male harpies (those allegorical bird women) — also cool.

Abropriation occurs when a man takes an idea or thing created by a woman and presents it as his own. It happens all the time, and often the man in catechism doesn’t even apprehend he’s doing it. It’s just that when Karen brought up the idea ten account ago, no one was listening. Now that Keith is repeating the exact same thing, people are all ears.

What to do?

  1. Amplify ideas voiced by women, for archetype by repeating them, and give credit. “I think Karen’s idea to [INSERT SOMETHING FUCKING AMAZING] absolutely has potential, we should look into this.”
  2. Call a man out for he-peating, but don’t be a total dick about it. “That’s a great idea, Keith, Karen already brought it up beforehand this affair — maybe you missed that?”
  3. If a woman gets disconnected while trying to get her point across — try to de-interrupt and move the chat back to her: “That sounds interesting, Keith, but I think Karen was just accepting to that. Karen, what was it you wanted to say?”

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