What is the difference between a misogynist and a misanthrope?
EDITORIAL NOTICE: Dean McAdams is neither a misogynist or misanthrope. This post is intended to be a humorous response to my mail whereby I have co-opted the M word just like black visionaries co-opted the N word and made it their own. Dean is really a yogi who is interconnected to everyone yet dependent upon no one.
Here is a sampling of the hate mail that I receive one or two times per month. ‘Not A Fan’ claims that I am a Misogynistic Freak. A misogynist is only one-half of a misanthrope. I try to be democratic and hate everyone equally. Therefore I prefer to self-identify as a misanthrope instead of a misogynist. I would request that my readers please address me as ‘Misanthropic Freak’ in all future correspondence.
|MAY 5, 2022 INCOMING EMAIL: |
Name: Not A Fan
How can we be of service? Comment
Subject: Misogynistic Freak
Message: Are your posts supposed to funny? They aren’t. Clearly you have women issues – not surprising, looking at your photo.
DEAR ‘NOT A FAN’: Thank you for your email of May 5, 2022. You are only half right. I’m not just a misogynist, I don’t discriminate, that would not be unconstitutional. I am a misanthrope. I don’t dislike only women, I detest everyone equally. In order to conform my conduct to comply with the United States Constitution I apply my hate equally to all classes of persons.
However my hard-heart has been softened because now I am experiencing warm and fuzzy feelings for you. You have gratified my insecure soul with much needed external validation. Thanks to you, I will not kill myself today. You make me feel good for spending so much time and money on this website. Every word I write is designed for search engine optimization so that you will find me on page one of the Google organic listings. What I would really love to know is, how did you find me? Were you Googling ‘misogynistic freaks’ or are you a hired assassin attempting to draw me out into the digital jungle?
Definitions from Oxford Languages · noun
- a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
“Scrooge wasn’t the mean-spirited misanthrope most of us believe him to be”
Similar: hater of mankind cynic, skeptic, churl, grouch, grump, recluse, ghost
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L.A. Crime News
Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:00AM
COMPTON (KABC) — Two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting at a smoke shop in Compton are now facing murder charges after one of the men they were with during the crime was shot to death.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Kahlel Lundy and 21-year-old Keith Rachel tried to rob a smoke shop in the 1500 block of S. Wilmington Avenue with two other men.
Video released by the sheriff’s department shows Lundy and Rachel entering the store first and approaching the front counter, which was being watched by a security guard.
The other men walked in behind them moments later.
The footage shows one of the suspects pulling out a gun and pointing it at the guard. The guard immediately pulled out his weapon and shots were fired.
According to the sheriff’s department, the guard was hospitalized after being shot in the face and neck, but was later released.
About 30 minutes after the shooting, deputies responded to Martin Luther King Hospital regarding a man who had been shot. Investigators later learned that person was one of the suspects involved in the armed robbery.
He was treated, but later died at the hospital.
The third suspect has since been arrested, but Lundy and Rachel remain on the run.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the LASD Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.