phal·​lo·​cen·​tric | \ ˌfa-lə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce phallocentric (audio) \

Definition of phallocentric

: centered on or emphasizing the masculine viewpoint

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phallocentrism \ ˌfa-​lə-​ˈsen-​ˌtri-​zəm How to pronounce phallocentrism (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Hefner’s phallocentric embrace of hedonism and consumerism were once at the cutting edge of both the media and entertainment industry, but look wildly out of place today. Alan Murray, Fortune, "You Have to Be Smart and Creative — CEO Daily, Friday 29th September," 29 Sep. 2017 In a season when movie theaters traditionally turn into playgrounds overrun by testosterone and phallocentric humor — even more so than usual, that is — the summer of 2017 is decidedly and refreshingly she-focused. Michael O'sullivan, The Denver Post, "The 35 movies everyone will be talking about this summer," 16 May 2017 This gothily phallocentric boy-band ethos is part of why mid-aughts emo still seems, to many, like a joke. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "The Rise of Emo Nostalgia," 11 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of phallocentric

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Phallocentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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