Recent Examples of misogyny from the Web
And Maher's history of misogyny has been well-documented by others.
President Trump trolled Hillary Clinton after the former Democratic presidential nominee blamed a litany of factors -- including Russia, Facebook and national misogyny -- for her 2016 loss during a Wednesday forum in California.
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.
Regrettably, however, the women of the Class of 1973 and subsequent years did experience misogyny.
A feminist tale of rape and revenge, or an exercise in chic, cynical misogyny?
Paris was not built on backwardness or barbarism or misogyny.
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”).
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