Fillers When I use a word

Man hater

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:216
  1. Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
  1. Oxford

    In his review of Steve Jones' book about the Y chromosome (BMJ 2002;325:841), Fred Kavalier wonders what the male equivalent of a misogynist is.

    The Greeks had distinct words for man and mankind. A man (as opposed to a woman) was Embedded Image (aner; root andr-) and mankind (as opposed to the beasts) was Embedded Image (anthropos), from Embedded Image plus Embedded Image (ops), an eye. Of course, nothing is that simple. Aner also meant a man as opposed to a youth and a man as opposed to a god, although for the latter the words Embedded Image (brotos) or Embedded Image (thnetos, …

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