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Extreme or irrational fear of women or of the female.
- ‘I am not a misogynist nor do I suffer from gynophobia.’
- ‘But while the narrative urges union with the female other, his treatment of the images in these poems lays bare the volume's disturbing gynophobia.’
- ‘Misogyny and gynophobia abounded in this context as women were, for the largely male artists who worked in this style between the wars, generally victims, annoyances, or threats to virility.’
- ‘He is a high-school sophomore with a serious case of gynophobia.’
- ‘At the beginning of the new century, across the English-speaking West, there is almost an entire media system dedicated to the modern male's gynophobia.’
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