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Macquarie Dictionary broadens definition of misogyny

The Macquarie Dictionary has adjusted its definition of ‘misogyny’ to cover its current use as a synonym of ‘sexism’. While the original meaning of misogyny is ‘hatred of women’, dictionary editor Susan Butler said, ‘Since the 1980s misogyny has come to be used as a synonym for sexism—a synonym with bite but neverthess with...

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