Definition of anti-feminist in English:

anti-feminist

adjective

  • Opposed to feminism.

    ‘an anti-feminist emphasis on traditional gender roles’
    ‘the article was interpreted as anti-feminist’
    • ‘I think it's anti-feminist to look down on any choice a woman makes in how she spends her time.’
    • ‘Some resented the commercialism, while many women were furious at him for his antifeminist stance.’
    • ‘The unions themselves have a poor image: old, fat anti-feminist men looking after themselves.’
    • ‘He is religiously anti-feminist, and believes that feminists created bitterness in women.’
    • ‘Is the film anti-feminist?’
    • ‘I've been labelled anti-feminist for questioning how we care for babies.’
    • ‘The antifeminist movement is making concerted efforts to roll back women's rights across the board, and they seek to prevent women from defining their own roles within the family.’
    • ‘"I don't think the arc of the play is as anti-feminist as it seems."’
    • ‘What Christine laments in this opening scene is her inability to reconcile anti-feminist authority with her own experience as a woman.’
    • ‘The scientific method and peer review may be distinctly anti-feminist.’
    • ‘Nationalism is often defined as a conservative, anti-feminist value, a kind of public enemy for women.’
    • ‘Big Sister is a valuable book that may, perhaps, be swept off the shelves for being "anti-feminist."’
    • ‘A second-rate novelist and a furtively fabricating social commentator, he was homophobic, anti-feminist, unsociable, anti-intellectual, authoritarian and latently violent.’
    • ‘Her anti-feminist manifesto is the final crazy coating on this already cuckoo confection.’
    • ‘It was written during the anti-feminist backlash of the 1980s in which feminists were criticized for breaking up the traditional home.’
    • ‘I agree 100 % that it is anti-feminist to look down on "traditional woman's work".’
    • ‘Gangsta rap is part of the anti-feminist backlash that is the rage right now.’
    • ‘Fascism ostentatiously worshipped male virility and was explicitly anti-feminist.’
    • ‘And handing over your entire financial dealings to your partner would, to most women, herald an end to personal freedom rather than the fiscal liberation promised by Doyle, who claims her ideas spring from her own personal experience and are not anti-feminist.’
    • ‘More radical feminists, however, have attempted to show that the biblical traditions are thoroughly and irredeemably antifeminist.’
    jingoistic, chauvinistic, excessively patriotic, excessively nationalistic, sectarian, isolationist, flag-waving, xenophobic, racist, racialist, ethnocentric
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noun

  • A person opposed to feminism.

    ‘an ardent anti-feminist who campaigned against equal rights’
    • ‘It is, I believe, largely sexual frustration that leads women into becoming anti-feminists.’
    • ‘Anti-feminists claim that its natural for men to be as they are; that men are only being "real men" by acting out behaviours that disadvantage women.’
    • ‘A lot of the time I am called an "anti-feminist" because of how profoundly critical I am of the "old feminism".’
    • ‘He was a total anti-feminist.’
    • ‘I don't see myself in agreement with the anti-feminists either.’
    • ‘I don't like the thought of how anti-feminists will respond to the book.’
    • ‘Some of the worst anti-feminists I've ever known were women I worked for; and one of the most committed feminists was a man.’
    • ‘Recently, some young intellectual radicals, calling themselves the anti-feminists, have formed a movement for the exclusion of women from science and learning.’
    • ‘She is a well known anti-feminist, yet has written a book about the beginnings of the feminist movement.’
    • ‘On several occasions, she was picketed, albeit by anti-feminists, and was rather proud of that accomplishment.’
    woman-hater, male chauvinist, male supremacist, chauvinist, sexist
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