Misandry, easy to practice, hard to spell*

*Yup, misandry didn’t even show up in my spell checker here…..

From the Great Wiki:

Misandry (/mɪˈsændri/) is the hatred or dislike of men or boys. Misandry comes from Greek misos (μῖσος, “hatred”) and anēr, andros (ἀνήρ, gen. ἀνδρός; “man”).

From A Voice for Men:

“Every time someone holds a man to a different standard than women, that’s Misandry. Refusing to listen to complaints because it’s “sad” when men complain is also Misandry (‘Real Men’ don’t complain is a veryconcise definition of Misandry). Believing that no matter what forces are against a man, his success (or lack thereof) is entirely his ‘fault’ is also Misandry.

Essentially, refusing to believe there are social forces arrayed against the average man succeeding is a manifestation of Misandry, since it is an expression of the “Real Men can handle anything” strain of the definition – with the implied “if you can’t handle it, you’re not a Real Man, and therefore not worth a toss.””

There are many, many sources of misandry, but there is one source that to even question will get you called misandry’s sister term, a misogynist.

From Psychology Today:

“Political Demonization: This new sexism, reverse sexism, is widespread in feminist and pro-feminist literature – or propaganda, one might say, – but largely ignored. One does not criticize feminism! But a fair number of feminists have criticized men in sexist terms. Marilyn French called men “the enemy.” Germaine Greer wrote that that: “women have no idea how much men hate them.” Betty Friedan, amazingly, referred to suburban domestic life as a “comfortable concentration camp” for women, and to their husbands a SS prison guards. Rosalind Miles described men as “the death sex.” Valerie Solanas wrote “The SCUM Manifesto”, the Society for Cutting Up Men, and Robin Morgan obligingly publicized this hate literature. Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” won the Pulitzer and is totally misandric, as are the best-sellers by Terry MacMillan. The movies were also were also very popular among women. Misandry sells. Why these black women should demonize black men, compounding sexism and racism, I don’t know. It just reinforces racism.”

Later on in the article

“To conclude: misandry is everywhere, culturally acceptable, even normative, largely invisible, taught directly and indirectly by men and women, blind to reality, very damaging and dangerous to men and women in different ways and de-humanizing. This post is to help make it visible and to deal with it – as we have dealt with, or tried to deal with, misogyny, racism and homophobia.”

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