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Encyclopedia > Male chauvinism

Male chauvinism is the term used to describe the belief that males are undeniably superior to females. It is the oposite of female chauvinism. The word "chauvinist" was originally used to describe someone who has a fanatical loyalty in one's country. The word was later applied by the "women's liberation movement" in the 1960s and used to describe men who uphold the belief of female inferiority. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Chauvinism is extreme and unreasoning partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs, especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred towards a rival group. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... The hand mirror and comb of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... Main article: Chauvinism Female chauvinism or supremacism is the belief that females are superior to males. ... Chauvinism is extreme and unreasoning partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs, especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred towards a rival group. ... Loyalty is faithfulness or devotion to a person or cause. ... Feminism is a body of social theory and a political movement primarily based on, and motivated by, the experiences of women. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


The slur "male chauvinist pig" has been reclaimed by some men as a jocular personal rebuttal or tolerance of such accusations. Slur could mean: A Slur (music) is a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played legato (smoothly). ... This article is about the pig genus. ...


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Main article: Chauvinism Female chauvinism or supremacism is the belief that females are superior to males. ... Nicolas Chauvin (possibly b. ... Misogyny () is hatred or strong prejudice against women. ... Misandry (IPA ) is the hatred of males as a sex [1]. The word comes from misos (Greek μῖσος, hatred) + andras (Greek ἄνδρας, man). Although misandry is sometimes confused with misanthropy, the terms are not interchangeable, since the latter refers to the hatred of humanity. ... Mosley is a family name. ... Testosterone poisoning as a neologism refers not to actual poisoning, but refers to stereotypical aspects of male behavior. ... Alles went behalve een vent (One gets used to anything, except a guy) is a 1990 book by Yvonne Kroonenberg (ISBN 9025467806). ... Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture is a 2005 book by Ariel Levy which critiques modern feminist culture in America. ...

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Male Chauvinism - Search Results - MSN Encarta (236 words)
Male Chauvinism, belief in the innate superiority of men, justifying denial of equal treatment to women.
In recent years the term male chauvinism has been used by feminists and supporters of the women's movement to characterize men who do not advocate...
Male chauvinism is the term used to describe the belief that males are undeniably superior to females.
Male chauvinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
Male chauvinism is the term for the belief that males are superior to females.
Male chauvinists are sometimes opposed to feminism, and some view girls as second-class children.
The opposite belief is called female chauvinism, and while certain masculists may consider it the definition of the word feminism, this view is not generally considered correct.
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