One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e. the male sex)‘poorly disguised misandry’
- ‘Any honest woman will tell you that her alleged misandry is actually a stiletto-sharp version of the conversations we have among ourselves when the boys are out of earshot.’
- ‘The middle section of the book (the final third being appendices and an index) opens the discussion up and provides a wrapper to contextualize the spreading of misandry, and to link ideological feminism to misandry.’
- ‘Some male students have told me that they had been retaliated against at grade time for speaking out against misandry.’
- ‘And funnily enough, the females who go in for this low-grade misandry are usually the ones who are most in thrall to men.’
- ‘It's kind of too bad that in 2004, with very liberal - and liberating - views towards sexuality becoming increasingly prevalent, we'd have at least moved past that sort of misandry.’
Late 19th century: from Greek miso- ‘hating’ + anēr, andr- ‘man’, on the pattern of misogyny.
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