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Difference between a sexist and a mysogynist

(8 Posts)
enimmead Wed 17-Oct-12 21:55:18

Interesting article based on Julie Gillard's speech. What is the difference?

Frans1980 Thu 18-Oct-12 04:30:39

They are the same. Both are hatred towards women IMO

ecclesvet Thu 18-Oct-12 08:37:11

Sexism: Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination (typically against women) on the basis of sex.

Misogyny: the hatred of women (by men?)

It's not very complicated.

Trills Thu 18-Oct-12 08:38:36

You can be prejudiced without hating.

slug Thu 18-Oct-12 09:10:52

Misogeny is the belief, sexism is the behaviour.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Thu 18-Oct-12 09:16:20

The way I understand it is sexism + power = misogyny. This is why women can be sexist against men but not 'misandrist' - because, when considering women as a group and men as a group, we are not the group with power.

UnimaginitiveDadThemedUsername Thu 18-Oct-12 13:44:49

Saying that women can't be misandrist is like saying non-white people can't be racist.

MrsVincentPrice Thu 18-Oct-12 14:06:42

If you are not yourself a feminist you could have a happy marriage to a sexist man, but you could never be happy married to a misogynist.

A sexist man (or woman) can easily learn the error of their ways, but it takes a lot more to cure misogyny.

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