Recent Examples of misogyny from the web
At this moment, the idea that a campaign so saturated in open bigotry, misogyny, chaos, and possible corruption could win a national election was ludicrous.
There may also be women who did not support Clinton as a political candidate, but who nevertheless feel compelled to speak out against sexism and misogyny in the aftermath of the election.
Paris was not built on backwardness or barbarism or misogyny.
The deep links between misogyny and American sports culture remain unexamined.
Looking back on it now, the misogyny of the play—justified by that hoary English chestnut, class hatred—is astounding.
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The (Etymological) Roots of misogyny
Misogyny may be distinguished from the closely related word sexism, which signifies discrimination based on sex (although it most frequently refers to discrimination against women) and also carries the meaning “behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.”
Misogyny refers specifically to a hatred of women. The word is formed from the Greek roots misein (“to hate”) and gynē (“woman”). Each of these roots can be found in other English words, both common and obscure. Gynē helped to form gynecologist and androgynous, and misein can be found in such words as misoneism (“a hatred, fear, or intolerance of innovation or change”) and misandry (“a hatred of men”).
Origin and Etymology of misogyny
Greek misogynia, from misein to hate + gynē woman — more at queen
First Known Use: circa 1656
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