anti-male

adjective

an·​ti-male
ˌan-tē-ˈmāl,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-male (audio)
: characterized by or expressing hostility or discrimination toward males
an anti-male bias

Examples of anti-male in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who thinks this movie is anti-male isn’t paying any attention. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 7 June 2024 Feminism needs rebranding because it is increasingly being perceived as encapsulating an anti-male belief system that aims to elbow men out of the way so that women can prosper. Luba Kassova, Fortune, 8 Mar. 2024 Some might still see Barbie as anti-feminist, or anti-male, and the movie as little more than a major corporate effort to boost the doll’s sales. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 29 July 2023 Going way beyond the puerile, unfunny, anti-male, anti-maternal playtime that poisons Barbie, Rivette and his French actresses (perhaps influenced by Simone de Beauvoir’s intimacy with Jean-Paul Sartre) understood the complexity of desire felt by women as idealistic individuals. Armond White, National Review, 26 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-male was in 1889

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“Anti-male.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-male. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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