misogyny

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From Ancient Greek μισογυνία (misogunía) and μισογύνης (misogúnēs, woman hater), from μισέω (miséō, I hate) + γυνή (gunḗ, woman).

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misogyny (usually uncountable, plural misogynies)

  1. Hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women.
    • 1999, Joanne Marie Greer, David O. Moberg, Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (ISBN 0762304839), page 29:
      Although she argues against a simplistic conflation of types of prejudice, she suggests that misogyny is typically present in both narcissistic and obsessive forms of anti-Semitic prejudice.
    • 1999, Ethel Spector Person, The Sexual Century (ISBN 0300076045), page 84:
      His misogyny, like that of his predecessors, is more than prejudice; []
    • 2005, Jeff Johnson, William Inge And The Subversion Of Gender (ISBN 0786420626), page 122:
      This ontological symbiosis also explains his misogyny. By envying Sue, as the man he cannot become, he projects his self-loathing onto her, trying to diminish what he actually admires.
    • 2006, Jack Holland, Misogyny: the world's oldest prejudice (ISBN 0786718234)

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