gynephobia

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gynephobia

 [gi″nĕ-] , [jin″ĕ-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of or aversion to women.

gy·ne·pho·bi·a

(gī'nĕ-fō'bē-ă, jin-ĕ-),
Morbid fear of women or of the female sex.
[gyne- + G. phobos, fear]

gynephobia

/gyne·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of or aversion to women.

gynephobia

[gī′nəfō′bē·ə, jī′-, jin′-]
Etymology: Gk, gyne + phobos, fear
an anxiety disorder characterized by a morbid fear of women or by a morbid aversion to the society of women. It is an obsessive, phobic phenomenon that occurs almost entirely in men and may usually be traced to some frightening experience involving women that occurred in childhood. Treatment consists of psychotherapy to uncover the causative emotional conflict, followed by behavior therapy, specifically systemic desensitization and flooding to reduce anxiety.

gynephobia

Psychology Fear of ♀. See Phobia. Cf Misogyny.

gy·ne·pho·bi·a

(gī'nĕ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of women or of the female sex.
Synonym(s): gynaephobia.
[gyne- + G. phobos, fear]
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34] A case can be made for the erotic thriller as extending this liberalizing trend in horror even further: its substitution of a woman for the monster isn't simply or necessarily gynephobic, but could be seen instead as a growing recognition of a strong woman's appeal.
A host of complications affects the outcome, chief among them representations of sex and gender performance that reveal gynophobic tendencies: "The text depicts the double-bind of profeminism in narrative terms by placing increasing emphasis on the effect of gynephobic motives" (92).