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''Ad feminam'' refers to an ''ad hominem'' attack used to discredit an argument simply a woman made it.
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''Ad feminam'' refers to an ''ad hominem'' attack used to discredit an argument simply because a woman made it.
   
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This term is documented in [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ad+feminam mainstream dictionaries] and [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20feminam dates back to at least 1963].
== Examples ==
 
   
 
== Examples ==
 
* Asking a woman making an argument "Is it your time of the month?" is an example of ''ad feminam''. (It would also be [[Essentialism|cissexist]].)
 
* Asking a woman making an argument "Is it your time of the month?" is an example of ''ad feminam''. (It would also be [[Essentialism|cissexist]].)
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== See also ==
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* [[Magical Man Sparkles]]
 
[[Category:Silencing tactics]]
 
[[Category:Silencing tactics]]

Latest revision as of 09:25, 12 July 2016

Ad feminam refers to an ad hominem attack used to discredit an argument simply because a woman made it.

This term is documented in mainstream dictionaries and dates back to at least 1963.

Examples

  • Asking a woman making an argument "Is it your time of the month?" is an example of ad feminam. (It would also be cissexist.)

See also