hatred or dislike of women or girls

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.[1]

There are some communities that have been described as misogynist such as the manosphere.[2]


  1. Mahowald, Mary B. "Reverse sexism? Not to worry." The American Journal of Bioethics 1.1 (2001): 15-16.
  2. Mahoney, Neve. "Men's rights activists need to take a chill pill." Eureka Street 26.21 (2016): 27