Misandry literally means "hatred of men" (see misogyny). It has become a common silencing technique online. Accusations of misandry are deployed against people speaking about feminism or gender issues chiefly by men's rights activists, but they are also used by other sexists, misogynists and other ignorant people.

Reclaiming the term

So young feminists have taken to deploying the claim of “misandry” like a parlor game, competing to push the idea of a vast, anti-man conspiracy to its most gleefully absurd limits.[1]

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