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Topic: 6) Man-hater (1 of 3), Read 75 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 02:11 PM

Bennet Fauber, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, writes: "'Misanthrope' has the extended meaning 'one who hates or distrusts mankind,' whereas 'misogynist' has the narrow meaning 'having or showing a hatred and
distrust of women.'

"There seems to be a gap for an equivalent to 'misogynist' that would mean 'having or showing a hatred and distrust of men' in the narrower sense."

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Topic: 6) Man-hater (2 of 3), Read 80 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 06:38 PM

Misandry is the hatred of men; by extension then, someone who hates men would be a misandrist.

misandry

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Topic: 6) Man-hater (3 of 3), Read 85 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 09:06 AM

Right you are, Michael. Thanks! It's fine for you, but I have to say I'm glad the word wasn't on the tip of my tongue.


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