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Misogyny

Misogyny July 1, 2021

“Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, denigration of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.”

Call it sexism, male chauvinism, or any other name, it adds up to the same thing: ideologies and methods for controlling, restricting, suppressing, denigrating, and, when necessary, physically harming women so that men can be in charge of their reproductive capacities, limit them mainly to reproductive and other subservient roles, and avoid competing with them in an open market of human effort, talent, and skill.[1]

The referenced article goes on to say:

“In other words, you don’t have to hate women to behave hatefully toward them.”

That is an important point in what follows. Here is an excerpt from a recent comment thread:

Commentor: Ask your wife the kind of men she would get to nail her (hard) before she sunk her hooks into you.

Responder: I would say that referring to a woman getting “nailed” is misogynist.

Commentor: How does that possibly express hatred of women? I’ve never met a woman who did not like getting nailed. Women are not holy people.

Read the definition of misogyny above, especially the part that is bolded and underlined. Referring to women being “nailed” is sexual objectification in spades. Furthermore, the comment portrays women as cunning manipulators, using their sexual powers to trap men into matrimony. That single comment is hateful toward women in two different ways! And yet, he claims that he doesn’t hate women.

What does he really mean by his final statement: “Women are not holy people.”

Leave out the word “holy” and you’ve got it.

[1] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-tangled-wing/201210/misogyny-chauvinism-sexism-or-what

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