Man haterBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7382.216 (Published 25 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:216
- Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
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 (aner; root andr-) and mankind (as opposed to the beasts) was (anthropos), from plus (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 (brotos) or (thnetos, …