Misogyny (pronounced /mɪˈsɒʤɪni/) is hatred or strong prejudice against women.
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- Misogynist — A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.
- H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
- I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nickname God's creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance. Go to, I'll no more on't; it hath made me mad.
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet
- Yeah. Ladies do ask for attention... In my experience, they pretend to give it, but it's generally a smoke screen for demanding it back with interest.
- Charlie Meadows, Barton Fink
- Just as it sometimes happens that deformed offspring are produced by deformed parents, and sometimes not, so the offspring produced by a female are sometimes female, sometimes not, but male, because the female is as it were a deformed male.
- Aristotle, Generation of Animals as translated by Arthur Leslie Peck (1943), p. 175
- Whores and sluts, this world's gone straight to shit!
- Adachi Tohru, Persona 4
- It may seem to be a long way from Blake's innocent talk of love and copulation to De Sade's need to inflict pain. And yet both are the outcome of a sexual mysticism that strives to transcend the everyday world. Simone de Beauvoir said penetratingly of De Sade's work that 'he is trying to communicate an experience whose distinguishing characteristic is, nevertheless its will to remain incommunicable'. De Sade's perversion may have sprung from his dislike of his mother or of other women, but its basis is a kind of distorted religious emotion.
- Colin Wilson in The Origins of the Sexual Impulse, p. 90 (1963)