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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:43 PM

21. The history of misandry...

http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/02/misandry-word-its-origin.html

It seems that it's use was heavily targeting suffragists and feminists. (Thus, it's current revival.)

I personally feel that the word had to be coined in order to separate it from misanthrope. For many millennia, only men were considered persons or humans so misanthrope worked just fine to describe a hero's or anti-hero's distaste for the company of men. With the rise of the suffragist & feminists movements in the 19th century, certainly a word needed to be coined in order for the status quo to try to make sense of their activism.

"Women want to vote, eh? What's their problem?

- "Well, you see, they hate men."

"Ah, got it."


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