Month: October 2014

The root causes of misogyny… are right in front of us

This evening I began research for a new comic project and, key to one the central themes, I typed into Google “The psychology of misogyny”. I was hoping to find a professional summary of misogyny and what the root causes of this can be. Instead I got a perfect example of how ingrained sexism is.

The first article I clicked through to, on Pychology Today, had this banner ad above the article:

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Screenshot of a psychology article on misogyny and the ad for dating Asian women above

There’s almost nothing left to say about this; I go online to search for why some men objectify and denigrate people of the opposite sex, and am presented with advertising that assumes this is the default mindset.