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Index Gynophobia

Gynophobia or gynephobia is an abnormal fear of women, a type of specific social phobia. [1]

27 relations: Admiration, Amazons, Attitude (psychology), Classical Athens, Greek language, Havelock Ellis, Homosexuality, Karen Horney, Latin, List of phobias, Love, Man, Melusine, Misogyny, Opposite (semantics), Otto Rank, Phallus, Philogyny, Princeton University, Project Gutenberg, Sadomasochism, Sex organ, Sexual arousal, Sexual inversion (sexology), Specific social phobia, Wilhelm Stekel, Woman.


Admiration is a social emotion elicited by people of competence, talent, or skill exceeding standards.

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In Greek mythology, the Amazons (Ἀμαζόνες,, singular Ἀμαζών) were a tribe of women warriors related to Scythians and Sarmatians.

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Attitude (psychology)

In psychology, attitude is a psychological construct, a mental and emotional entity that inheres in, or characterizes a person.

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Classical Athens

The city of Athens (Ἀθῆναι, Athênai a.tʰɛ̂ː.nai̯; Modern Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athínai) during the classical period of Ancient Greece (508–322 BC) was the major urban center of the notable polis (city-state) of the same name, located in Attica, Greece, leading the Delian League in the Peloponnesian War against Sparta and the Peloponnesian League.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Havelock Ellis

Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 – 8 July 1939), was an English physician, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality.

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Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

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Karen Horney

Karen Horney (16 September 1885 – 4 December 1952) was a German psychoanalyst who practiced in the United States during her later career.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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List of phobias

The English suffixes -phobia, -phobic, -phobe (from Greek φόβος phobos, "fear") occur in technical usage in psychiatry to construct words that describe irrational, abnormal, unwarranted, persistent, or disabling fear as a mental disorder (e.g. agoraphobia), in chemistry to describe chemical aversions (e.g. hydrophobic), in biology to describe organisms that dislike certain conditions (e.g. acidophobia), and in medicine to describe hypersensitivity to a stimulus, usually sensory (e.g. photophobia).

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Love encompasses a variety of different emotional and mental states, typically strongly and positively experienced, ranging from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure.

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A man is a male human.

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Melusine or Melusina is a figure of European folklore and mythology (mostly Celtic), a female spirit of fresh water in a sacred spring or river.

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Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.

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Opposite (semantics)

In lexical semantics, opposites are words lying in an inherently incompatible binary relationship, like the opposite pairs big: small, long: short, and precede: follow.

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Otto Rank

Otto Rank (né Rosenfeld; April 22, 1884 – October 31, 1939) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and teacher.

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A phallus is a penis (especially when erect), an object that resembles a penis, or a mimetic image of an erect penis.

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Philogyny is fondness, love, or admiration towards women.

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".

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Sadomasochism is the giving or receiving pleasure from acts involving the receipt or infliction of pain or humiliation.

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Sex organ

A sex organ (or reproductive organ) is any part of an animal's body that is involved in sexual reproduction.

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Sexual arousal

Sexual arousal (also sexual excitement) is the arousal of sexual desire, during or in anticipation of sexual activity.

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Sexual inversion (sexology)

Sexual inversion is a term used by sexologists, primarily in the late 19th and early 20th century, to refer to homosexuality.

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Specific social phobia

Mental health professionals often distinguish between generalized social phobia and specific social phobia.

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Wilhelm Stekel

Wilhelm Stekel (18 March 1868 – 25 June 1940) was an Austrian physician and psychologist, who became one of Sigmund Freud's earliest followers, and was once described as "Freud's most distinguished pupil".

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A woman is an adult female human being.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynophobia

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