gynephobia


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

gynephobia

[‚gīn·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of women.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
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).
For some, hell really is other people: androphobia, fear of men; gynephobia, fear of women; and xenophobia, fear of strangers or foreigners.
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.
The introduction of the following terms helps balance the idea of sexism; misogyny, misandry, gynephobia, androphobia, androcentric, and gynocentric.
The range of passions, intellectual habits, and cultural practices that fall within Diehl's scope is wide: from the love, fear, or smashing of icons to sight, the gaze, the imagination and memory, and to anthitheatricality and gynephobia. Diehl presents these key terms, their histories, and their interrelations with a painstaking care that should make this study valuable to advanced undergraduates as well as to critics of the period.