Misogyny equivalent?

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Misogyny equivalent?

Post by Archived Topic » Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:41 pm

Does the word misogyny have an equivalent to describe the hatred of men?
Submitted by Nicklas Chapman (London - England)
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:56 pm

Nicklas,
It is a rare word, but "misandrist" is what you are looking for. More generally, of course, "misanthropist" is the term for a hatred of humankind.

Phil W. 29 July, 2004
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:10 pm

Nicklas and Phil, To be precise the hatred of men is MISANDRY and the person who does the hating is a MISANDRIST. Whereas the word ‘misogyny’ dates from 1656 (preceded by ‘misogynist’ which appeared in 1620), ‘misandry’ modeled after ‘misogyny’ first appeared in print in 1909 with ‘misandrist’ not showing up until 1978 (according to the OED). It should also be noted (see 1993 quote below) that all of these terms are not necessarily gender specific with respect to the hater although generally the ‘misogynist’ is male and the ‘misandrist’ is female.

<1909 “MISANDRY . . . Man-hatred; a bad opinion of man, as being unfair or oppressive toward women.”—‘Century Dictionary Supplement’>

<1946 “She . . . could do no better than what she very sensibly does do: follow masculine example, and answer to their affected misogyny with the affectation of MISANDRY.”—‘Scrutiny,’ 13, Page 249>

<1978 “The respectable feminist equivalent for the word misogynist is MISANDRIST.”—‘Observer,’ 23 April, page 8/3>

<1993 “Strictly speaking, neither misogynist nor MISANDRIST specifies the gender of the person who hates: you should be able to be both female and to hate women.”—‘Guardian,’ 3 Dec., II. page 4/5>

<1994 “Her book is . . . another feminist sally into MISANDRY.”—‘N.Y. Times,’ 25 July, IV. page 2>
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:25 pm

Addendum: I probably should have said something about the ‘andry’ in ‘misandry.’

ANDR- and ANDRO- are combining forms with ‘andro-‘ coming from Middle French, which derives from Latin ‘andr-,’ ‘andro-,’ from Greek, from ‘andr-,’ ‘aner,’ man (male person). Some ‘andro’ words are: ‘androcracy,’ social and political rule by men; ‘androcentric,’ dominated by males or masculine interests; ‘androphobia,’ an abnormal dread of men; ‘androgynous,’ having both male and female characteristics (the ‘gyn’ being Greek women, female, which also is the root of ‘misogyny’).
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:39 pm

See a previous Wordwizard discussion in the thread 'Misogyny', also in this forum.
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:53 pm

Sorry, mind must have been off the hook.
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:08 pm

Some would consider that engaging. *G*
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Post by Archived Reply » Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:22 pm

Misengagenists wouldn’t! (<:)

Ken – July 29, 2004

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