Recent Examples of misogyny from the Web
Hillary Clinton, who performed excellently in the dreadful campaign that highlighted misogyny in our society last year, has known all her life that she is expected to let her hair down, smile, and be the woman who stands behind the man.
His casual misogyny was just one more unsavory facet of his comically flawed makeup.
This androcentricity is not inherently harmful, but at the Fiesta de San Fermín, misogyny and violence are its ever-present companions.
Aranya has been sharing her work for years now; this spring, her video on gender discrimination and misogyny went viral, the Hindustan Times reports.
Warrior queens such as Yaa Asantewaa are buried beneath Western misogyny.
Many Chinese also see Confucian values in her decision to convert to Judaism for her husband and in her filial defense of her father, despite his latent misogyny.
It’s full of all of our greatness and biases and racism and misogyny.
If anything, Melania’s absence has served to underscore her husband’s misogyny and inhumanity.
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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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