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Misogyny is defined as hatred, bias, or prejudice toward women. The definition previously focused exclusively on hatred, but the definition was expanded in the early 2000s to incorporate bias and prejudice. The definition shifted as a way to acknowledge the systemic, institutional, and at times unconscious biases that exist in individuals and in society against women. Underlying misogyny is a belief that women are inferior and men should be in positions of power as it relates to them. Misogyny is different from sexism in that sexism focuses on bias toward either sex and misogyny is particularly focused on bias toward women. Misogyny is necessary to study as it affects all people. The following is a discussion of misogyny as it relates to microaggressions, the ...

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