Long gone are the days in which an American could utter an innocuous phrase and be instantly labeled racist or sexist. Thanks to recent advancements in university-level thought policing, there is now at least one nearly ubiquitous term that could earn you both distinctions at once.
Though one could argue that the phrase ‘man cave’ has become clichéd due to its overuse during the past decade, a California college student recently penned an editorial decrying the pair of words as deeply hurtful.
San Francisco State University’s Kalani Ruidas wrote in her school’s newspaper that “the gendered language around ‘man cave’ is pretty gross.”
Not only are women hurt by the existence of the phrase and the space it describes, she continued, but so are the men who use it:
It’s as if these men are victimizing themselves and require refuge to revel in their false sense of masculinity.
In further denigrating the practice of male bonding, Ruidas went on to allege those who take part are sex-crazed racists, as well. She concluded:
[A] man cave is a place where a man devolves into a grunting subhuman that leaves sexist and racist comments on message boards, then furiously masturbates to free porn.