gynephobia


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gynephobia

[‚gīn·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of women.
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And accordingly, Gasparo's model triggers the kind of fear described by Berger's gynephobia of gender, "fear of the woman within the man" (71).
Furthermore, Benigni's satire more accurately targets Johnny's overweening machismo and gynephobia than it does his erstwhile criminal dealings.
In its overt gynephobia, Fatal Attraction is even more reactionary than most traditional horror movies: although these films are frequently repressive (the monster--Dracula, the Wolf Man--is often the embodiment of the male id that society feels must be put down), Fatal Attraction allows Dan to indulge his lust with Alex, then blames and kills her for it.
Part 2 picks up Monday with Joseph an upwardly mobile slave in Egypt, winning favor with his owners, and the story is staged as a West Hollywood burlesque, with bronze-chested guards, Pharaohs in thick eye makeup taking a liking to Joseph (one gives him a ring) and dressing him up in a dopey little wig, gynephobia aplenty, swarthy prisoners befriending one another and acting so ham-fisted you wonder how director Kevin Conner ever found work in the first place.