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Feb 16, 2005
This week's theme
Feminine and masculine forms of words

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matrocliny
muliebrity
misandry
sororal
matriarch


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misandry

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misandry (MIS-an-dree) noun

Hatred of men.

[From mis-, from miso- (hate) + -andry (male).]

The feminine counterpart of this term is misogyny, and hatred of humankind is known as misanthropy.

"Television advertising, for example, is deeply infected by misandry. In adverts for everything from jeans to yogurt, men are portrayed as idiots."
John Waters; A Hate That Dares Us to Breathe Its Name; Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland); Nov 25, 1997.

"Perhaps the monolithic misandry of Veronica Quilligan's Dilly should have signalled, as her facial and body language quite fail to, that the character was being set up for a narrative reversal."
Ian Shuttleworth; Two Halves That Don't Add up to One Whole; Financial Times (London, UK); Aug 2, 2001.

This week's theme: feminine and masculine forms of words.

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