What is Misogyny

By Xah Lee. Date: .

xah edu corner extempore! episode № 20180206003854, on what is misogyny.

There are 2 senses of misogyny. One is classical, and one is sjw of today.

The classical sense of misogyny, is ROUGHLY this: women cannot run society, or be trusted, due to the nature of the female sex (i.e. social difference between men and women as outcome of biological differences.)

the sjw sense of misogyny, can be seen from Wikipedia:

Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.

Wikipedia goes on to say:

Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including social exclusion, sex discrimination, hostility, androcentrism, patriarchy, male privilege, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification.

Note that, the classical sense of misogyny and the sjw sense, are quite different.

The classical sense misogyny, is a philosophy, thought, cultural belief, yet women can still be treated fairly, and a society where women are as happy as men. In Far East Asia (China, Japan), more or less accept this “misogyny” view, though we never call it or connote it as women-hating.

While the sjw's sense of misogyny, is a explicit condemnation. In this sense, if you are a misogynist, you are a criminal, right off the bat. Because it means, you hate, contempt, prejudice, against women.

If you read Wikipedia further down, you can see the classical sense of misogyny. Namely, Greek philosophers, Greek mythology, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Aristotle, Charles Darwin, Arthur Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, all are misogyny or misogynists. These, are the classical sense of misogyny.

Note the Buddhism mentioned? Note that, essentially all traditional monks in China, in history or today, are misogynists in the classical sense. But, it is not a crime. But if you now apply meaning of sjw misogyny, they became criminals.

Note the end of Wikipedia, has this passage:

Camille Paglia, a self-described “dissident feminist” who has often been at odds with other academic feminists, argues that there are serious flaws in the Marxism-inspired[64] interpretation of misogyny that is prevalent in second-wave feminism. In contrast, Paglia argues that a close reading of historical texts reveals that men do not hate women but fear them.

For the record, the Wikipedia mentioned is as of 2018-02-06, at this link: index.php?title=Misogyny&oldid=823589489