Misogyny means hating women. It is a type of misanthropy but against females. A misogynist is a person who hates women. Misogynists hate women because they believe there is something wrong with them, such as being stupid, dirty or evil. The opposite of being misogynistic is being reverse sexist or misandristic.
Misogyny is different from sexism, which is not based on hate. Sexists do not respect women and the differences between men and women. Someone is not sexist because they believe men and women are different and can have different roles in society. Someone is not sexist because they believe there are differences between men and women. Differences do not indicate there is something wrong with either sex or that both sexes need to be alike. Someone is not sexist because they believe God or nature has made women and men different and may have different roles in society. There are some communities that have been described as misogynist such as the manosphere.
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- Mahowald, Mary B. "Reverse sexism? Not to worry." The American Journal of Bioethics 1.1 (2001): 15-16.
- Mahoney, Neve. "Men's rights activists need to take a chill pill." Eureka Street 26.21 (2016): 27