Recent Examples of misogyny from the Web
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.
The movie is based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which tells the story of Celie and her life as a black woman in the rural South, struggling with issues including racism, misogyny, poverty and domestic violence.
Breitbart, after all, was largely known, whether justly or not, as a hothouse where the alt-right tended to its most outlandish, paranoid creations: Clinton conspiracy theories, anti-immigrant fearmongering, garden-variety misogyny.
Along with her step-daughter Ivanka Trump—who gives her father full-throated support, going so far as to call him a feminist—Melania provides the president with a polished cover both for his misogyny and his general ineptitude.
Startup is a dramedy-of-errors, a Shakespearean yarn of secrets, sex, miscommunication, misogyny, and money.
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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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