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#880 - 03/22/00 08:11 PM opposite of misogyny?
befuddled Offline
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"Misogyny" is a hatred of women. What is the word for hatred of men?



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#881 - 03/23/00 01:53 AM Re: opposite of misogyny?
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Well, there is 'misanthropy' that is 'Hatred of mankind' but, maybe, nobody has felt the necessity of coining a hate-word for such a gentle group as we, men, are.

Juan Maria.

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#882 - 03/23/00 11:49 AM Re: opposite of misogyny?
Tbyrnes Offline
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Andro- is a root word meaning male, so how about misandrony? I don't know if it exists, but it makes sense!


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#883 - 03/23/00 05:19 PM Re: opposite of misogyny?
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According to Chambers the word is "misandry", from the Greek "misandriaŚmisandros", hating men.


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#884 - 03/23/00 07:49 PM Re: opposite of misogyny?
befuddled Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
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Loc: Dayton, OH
Misandry. Excellent! We have some women at work who don't
get along with ANY men. I've been looking for the
word to describe them. Thanks.

Is that pronounced mis-AN-dree? A person of that ilk would be a misandrist?

Thanks again.



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#885 - 03/23/00 09:35 PM Re: opposite of misogyny?
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Yes, it's a good word, isn't it! Pronounced MIS-an-dree; and yes, the poor unfortunate person would be a misandrist, again with the accent on the first syllable.


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#886 - 03/24/00 07:45 AM Re: opposite of misogyny?
cadaver Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
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Loc: Ohio USA
You might add fuel to the fire by making it misandrette or misandrix.


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