masculinism

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin masculinus (masculine)

Noun[edit]

masculinism (usually uncountable, plural masculinisms)

  1. An ideology of masculinity; especially, an ideology opposed to, or opposed by, feminism.
    • 1996, Peggy Watson, "The Rise of Masculinism in Eastern Europe", chapter 6 of Monica Threlfall (editor), Mapping the Women’s Movement, Verso, ISBN 978-1-85984-984-2, page 216:
      [] the transition to liberal capitalism offers men the opportunity of putting a greatly increased social distance between themselves and women. It is the rise of masculinism which is the primary characteristic of gender relations in Eastern Europe today.
    • 2002, Stephen M. Whitehead, Men and Masculinities, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 978-0-7456-2467-9, page 115:
      Each is laden with assumptions and appropriations that, in discursive terms, reinforce a culture of masculinism – the cultural dominance of the male (in the public sphere).
    • 2007, Satoshi Ikedia, “Masculinity and masculinism under globalization: Reflections on the Canadian case”, chapter 6 of Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Janine Brodie (editors), Remapping Gender in the New Global Order, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-76997-6, page 112:
      However, it is possible to examine the broader historical contours of masculinism – the ideology that justifies male domination – and the masculinist institutions that endorse masculinism []

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