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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These representations stressed beauty but also authority and intellect thanks to, as the authors propose, "a previously unrecognized countercurrent of philogyny in the otherwise misogynistic Renaissance" (p.
(55) Dissent, heresy, anticlericalism, antifraternalism, and earnest attempts at reform were always part of the "Christian centuries"; misogyny and philogyny coexisted in the "invention of western romantic love"; (56) classical and scriptural legacies both formed the cultural patrimony of a medieval intellectual.
The publication of this volume confirms that there has been an important shift in the traditional debate regarding Boccaccio's supposed philogyny. Several essays collected here (and among them Migiel's contribution deserves a special mention) demonstrate that the question has evolved into a sophisticated discussion about the co-presence at different levels in Boccaccio's texts of different and often conflicting discursive traditions about women.