[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
Lieut. Col. Jean Martinet, Louis XIV's inspector-general of infantry, rather similarly [to Chauvin] had his surname applied to any extreme disciplinarian. He would punish delinquent soldiers with a cat-o'-nine-tails later known as a martinet. To this day any severe person in authority is liable to be called a martinet, but the man's name has never been applied to any foe of feminism, real or imagined.
Posted by stronzo on 08.29.2012
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