Does Misogyny Matter? Its reproduction and its consequences for social progress

Roberta Hamilton
1987 Studies in Political Economy  
D oes misogyny matter? In a sense the question is simply rhetorical, but I want to argue that it matters in a more systematic way than might be usually thought: it matters to us as teachers, students, researchers; matters to us as critics of our own society, critics of the existing relations of economic and political power between nations, classes, races, and of course the sexes. What I want to suggest is that misogyny is not a word useful simply for describing particularly nasty bits of
more » ... ur, but rather directs us to a set of relations, attitudes, and behaviours that are embedded within all other social relationships. We therefore need to take this
doi:10.1080/19187033.1987.11675568 fatcat:rhpf2zi4bvathopbedqvspxlhe