The Mis-sing Word

Matt:

The hatred of women is misogyny, but what about the hatred of men?

Lovers of All, San Diego

An interesting commentary, when we all know misogyny but not its male counterpart. The word isn't even in most dictionaries. The earliest written use of it dates to 1946, if the Oxford English Dictionary is correct, while misogyny is ancient. Anyway, if misogyny is the hatred of women, then misandry is the hatred of men (andros-, Greek, male). If you�re an equal-opportunity sorehead and can't stand anybody, regardless of gender, that's misanthropy. Hatred of Matthew Alice is misguided.

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