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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:43 PM

12 Ways to Spot a Misogynist

Men who hate women may not consciously realize it. But their acts reveal them.

The misogynists. You may have heard of them. But what you may not realize is that they can be anywhere around you. They are notoriously hard to spot. They do not come with a label attached, and they may even come across as pro-woman.

In most cases, misogynists do not even know that they hate women. Misogyny is typically an unconscious hatred that men form early in life, often as a result of a trauma involving a female figure they trusted. An abusive or negligent mother, sister, teacher or girlfriend can plant a seed deep down in their brainís subcortical matter.

Once planted, this seed will germinate and begin to grow, the tiny root working its way into the fear processing and memory areas of the brain as its tiny stem works its way into frontal areas of the brain, affecting emotion and rational decision-making.

The first signs of misogyny are barely noticeable, but with additional exposure to neglect, abuse, or lack of treatment, this behavioral seeding will grow larger and more prominent. But even when the misogyny reaches maturity and the tendency toward acting with hatred toward women can no longer be controlled, the misogynist and the women around him will often fail to notice the condition until itís too late.

The following traits are typical of the misogynist:


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JoeOtterbein Jun 2019 #1
Miigwech Jun 2019 #2
MosheFeingold Jun 2019 #3
Mosby Jun 2019 #4
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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:26 PM

2. Simply, this is trump

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:25 AM

3. They're describing a sociopath

Not particularly just a misogynist, although I suspect there is a high overlap, in that sociopaths tend to prey on those weaker than them in a given situation, and that certainly can be the female in a dating relationship (although misandry is probably just as common).

With the exception of a couple of items on the list (around No. 6 or so -- workplace stuff), what is being described is what my granddaughter would describe as a "player" -- someone who uses people (in this case women) for self-pleasure, with little or no regard for the feelings on the other person.

Probably good-looking and spoiled, and views women as merely a tool for pleasure.

Real misogynists can be really "nice" people and deep thinkers -- e.g., Charles Darwin, for example, who thought very poorly of women.

And they can be misogynists without being sociopaths.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:54 PM

4. that was my takeaway as well

A lot of misogynists are men who are desperately trying to live in the past where gender roles were more rigid. You see this with a lot of religious folks and rural people.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:27 PM

5. Hey, I'm religious and now rural !

In seriousness, I think rural people get a bad rap. I was skeptical, at first.

But they are not who Hollywood has told us they are.

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