Misogyny Is Oppression, Misandry the Response

Sarah J. Baker
May 10 · 8 min read

Addressing the problematic language of patriarchy

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Hatred and contempt

The problem with such a narrow definition is the implication that feelings of hatred and contempt are conscious and thus evidenced by deliberate actions. But when seeking to truly understand what it means to be a misog or misan-drist measuring the outward expression of hate and contempt is far too simple and, true to patriarchal constructs, all too often let the men who are outwardly “good” off the sexist hook while conveniently ensuring that the women who stand against inequality will get the short end of the sexist stick.

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Sarah J. Baker

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Navel Gazer | Feminist | Urban Agriculturalist | Queen of Snark | Sweating the little things

Age of Awareness

Stories providing creative, innovative, and sustainable changes to the ways we learn | Tune in at aoapodcast.com | Connecting 500k+ monthly readers with 1,200+ authors

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