gynocentrism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gyno- +‎ -centrism

Noun[edit]

gynocentrism (uncountable)

  1. An ideological focus on females, and issues affecting them, possibly to the detriment of non-females. (Contrast with androcentrism.)
    • 1897, “Book Reviews and Notes”, The Open Court, volume 11, page 575: 
      We Americans have not so much need to take his admonitions to heart as Continental Europeans, seeing that captious critics are prone to regard us as suffering rather from gynocentrism than anthropocentrism.

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