philogyny

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philogyny

(fɪˈlɒdʒɪnɪ)
n
rare fondness for women. Compare misogyny
[C17: from Greek philogunia, from philo- + gunē woman]
phiˈlogynist n
phiˈlogynous adj

philogyny

a love of or liking for women. — philogynist, n.philogynous, adj.
See also: Women
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philogyny - admiration for women
admiration, esteem - a feeling of delighted approval and liking
misogynism, misogyny - hatred of women
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Other versions of this tale are skeletal compared to Boccaccio's development of it, and, as many have noted, Boccaccio changes the tale's purport from misogynous and ascetic to philogynous and naturalistic.
At the same time, the achievements of the first-wave feminism of the 1890s, bolstered by such philogynous anthropological works as Otis Tufton Mason's Woman's Share in Primitive Culture (1895), reminded sympathetic writers that women, who had formerly been viewed as either passive objects of male contention or as timid guardians of the home cave, had almost certainly played a major innovative role in human development.
Rather, it further problematizes history per se by adopting a philogynous way of writing.