Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My Dictionary; Word of the Day


noun (mis-hom-iny) English from the fusion of the Greek misos (hatred) and the Latin homin (man).

The dislike, hatred, contempt or ingrained prejudice against men or boys. The inverse of misogyny.

As in, "When Robert entered his feminist themed short film in a film festival that focused on female-dominant subject matter, he was nevertheless concerned that he might be rejected because of his gender. It was a common type of reverse sexism that many deny exists, but when his film lost in every female-themed film festival he entered, but won in over 60 neutral film festivals, Robert strongly felt that he was the victim of mishominy." 

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