blargh okay fic ranting under the cut and not all of it is good just a warning
As a white feminist, can I just say that white feminists ARE REALLY FUCKING EMBARRASSING?
Seriously, this article about Elementary, written by a British woman who claims to be a feminist is just. UGH.
I AM SO FUCKING DONE WTF
has anyone considered that this might be satire?
I just want to apologize in advance for what might happen tomorrow night.
NO SHUT UP YOU ARE WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG
let’s not forget that ‘fandom’ is ’fanatic domain’ shortened
my life is a lie
Sigh. You’re technically right, but I’m pretty sure that’s not where it comes from. The word fandom, as far as I’m aware comes from something in linguistics called analogy, which is defined as “transferring information or meaning from a particular subject to another particular subject.” Basically with analogy, we see a word and essentially go, “Oh, that could work if I add this piece of that word (for example, the -dom off of kingdom) onto my word (fan) and it would mean what I want it to mean (i.e. a place where fans can live/exist/so on).”
I haven’t studied the history of the word so I can’t be sure, but this seems more plausible to me. Apologies if someone has already said this.