Misogyny is the hatred of women. Sometimes misogyny presents as distrust of or prejudice against women. Some examples of misogyny include, but are not limited to, the sexual objectification of women, violence and discrimination against women, and the denigration of women.
Misogyny can be observed in literature, philosophy, and in various religions. It is something that can be referred to as a systemic issue. It does not have one root cause and is, instead, inherent throughout large portions of the world.