MISOGYNY and MISANDRY
Misogyny is an exaggerated pathological aversion towards women.
Misandry is an exaggerated pathological aversion towards men.
Misogyny is usually regarded as directed against women by some men, but women can also harbor misogynistic views. In feminist theory, misogyny is recognised as a political ideology similar to racism or anti-semitism, existing to justify and reproduce the subordination of women by men.
There are many different forms of misogyny. In its most overt expression, a misogynist will openly hate all women, and will hurt people simply because they are female. Some rapists and sexual predators fall into this category.
Other forms of misogyny may be more subtle. Some misogynists may simply hold all women under suspicion, or may hate women who don't fall into one or more acceptable categories. Entire cultures may be said to be misogynistic if they treat women in ways that can be seen as hateful.
Frequently the term misogynist is used in a looser sense as a term of derision to describe anyone who holds an unpopular or distasteful view about women as a group. A man who considers himself "a great lover of women," therefore, might somewhat paradoxically be termed a misogynist by those who consider his treatment of women sexist.
AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT
Not only is this irrational hatred aimed solely at women, but also at any person who is tuned into (and perhaps displaying) any feminine qualities of life. This may include homophobia and irrational hatred towards non-macho men.
Misogyny suggests that the misogynist is battling to integrate the female qualities in themselves so as to become a more whole person. They then project this conflict onto the world in general.
And of course all this applies to misandry also.
|ITS GOOD TO BE MALE/FEMALE|
|Its ok to have a beautiful body and to look after it lovingly|
|Its ok to be intelligent|
|Its ok to have emotions|
|Its ok to have healthy desires|
|Its ok to be well|
|Its ok to be creative|
|Its ok to responsibly enjoy your life|