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mas·cu·line pro·test(mas'kyū-lin prō'test),
Adler term to describe the movement of people from passive to active roles in a desire to escape from the feminine role.
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masculine protestAlfred Adler’s term for a woman’s striving to escape identification with a social feminine role, by adopting a traditionally masculine role of power in the workplace and in the home. The term masculine protest has been extended to mean the power struggle that compensates for an inferiority complex.
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