GENDER ISSUES FROM A MALE PERSPECTIVE

Gathered together are a number of articles related to how men and boys are treated by society and the media. The articles, for the most part, concentrate on misandry, domestic violence and female violence and reflect an anti-RADICAL FEMINIST viewpoint. Although articles are pro-male, they are not anti-female.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

MISANDRY

Misandry, sometimes called Androphobia, is the hatred of men, for being men. While usually ascribed to women, it is also theoretically possible for males themselves to be misandrist. Unlike misogyny (a pathological aversion towards women), misandry has been little discussed or investigated. Some masculists maintain that misandry has been rampant for thirty years, due to feminist advocacy, and has become a social pathology. Some feminists believe that, while misogyny is a social disease, misandry does not exist. Others in both feminist and masculist camps consider the "war of the sexes" arising from traditional gender roles to be a powerful source of both misogyny and misandry.

This term is sometimes used interchangeably with misanthropy.

1 Forms of misandry
2 Misandry in popular culture
3 See also
4 Links
5 Bibliography

Forms of misandry

There are many different forms of misandry. In its most overt expression, a misandrist will openly hate all males, and will hurt them simply because they are male.
Other forms of misandry may be more subtle. Some misandrists may simply hold all males under suspicion, or may hate males who do not fall into one or more acceptable categories. Entire cultures may be said to be misandric if they treat males in ways that can be seen as hateful

Misandry in popular culture

The common view of men as being sex-crazed and overbearing
The typical sit-com male's bumbling ineptitude
The common view of men as unable to take care of themselves, but rather needing a woman (in the form of a mother or a wife) to take care of them

See also

Misanthropy
Valerie Solanas

Links

The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture (http://www.lbduk.org/spreading%20misandry.htm) book review

Bibliography

Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture; Paul Nathanson and Katherine K. Young, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2001; ISBN 0-7735-2272-7

Extracted from: http://encyclopedia.lockergnome.com/s/b/Misandry

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