Saturday, January 02, 2010

Vocabulary Corner

I learned a new word today: "fatocalypse." I was reading this wonderful article called "The Misandry Bubble" that is a rather longish article about, among other things, the changing nature of the marriage "contract" in Western society, particularly in the US, and how these types of changes have in all past societies that have implemented similar systems proven unsustainable and have led to the disappearance of that culture, and all of a sudden I came across a new word.

Here it is, in context:

We earlier discussed why marriage was created, but equally important were the factors that sustained the institution and kept it true to its objectives. The reasons that marriage 'worked' not too long ago were :

1) People married at the age of 20, and usually died by the age of 50. People were virgins at marriage, and women spent their 20s tending to 3 or more children. The wife retained her beauty 15 years into the marriage, and the lack of processed junk food kept her slim even after that. This is an entirely different psychological foundation than the present urban feminist norm of a woman marrying at the age of 34 after having had 10 or more prior sexual relationships, who then promptly emerges from her trim chrysalis in an event that can best be described as a fatocalypse.

I suggest you read the whole thing.


Fat Moother said...

That's what I am - a fatocalypse. boodem

eko core said...

Woe is cherkyb

ellie said...

your google ad sense is for marriage counseling!