phallocentric

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or reflecting a perspective that is predominantly or exclusively male.
  • adjective Dominated or controlled by men.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Focused on the phallus, especially as a symbol of male dominance.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[phall(us) + –centric.]

Examples

  • I'm losing language here: what is the opposite of "phallocentric"?

    Is Women's Studies Being Made Irrelevant?

  • To discount such reactions as "phallocentric" condescension to legitimate female interests, as Suzanne Juhasz proposes (418), seems sheer desperation, not the least because some of the complaints issued from avowed Janeites (see Johnson, "Divine" 150).

    Boxing Emma; or the Reader’s Dilemma at the Box Hill Games

  • It is ludicrous to argue that women should be regarded as victims in patriarchal, phallocentric America and must be wards of government.

    A New Project for the Gender Police

  • Epics and their contemporary shadows, action-adventure tales, are very much phallocentric genres in which women, when they appear at all, are relegated to the roles of damsels in distress, mother-figures, sex objects, or witches, either good or bad.

    Lieutenants, sergeants, squires, free-lances, and the hero-king

  • Conversely, *if* I get into print and stay there - the only way Zornhau will be publically merged with my RL identity - and things swing too far the other way, then people can point at Kurtzhau and say, "Your dad writes phallocentric books about male violence."

    Family Blogging

  • Has Rima, by that illicit act -- identifying herself with stripping, and hence prostitution and pornography, and by extension the oppression, degradation and exploitation of women, including sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape and other phallocentric crimes (Yes, I was throwing a Bindel there) -- Has Rima thrown away a lifetime of opportunity?

    Ruth Fowler: Rima, Carrie and Donald: Feminist Liberators

  • Big dicks can always shrivel into nubbins of insignificance, and as such they are obvious stand-up stand-ins for phallocentric patriarchy.

    Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, at Tate Britain

  • Saying perSON is still misogynistic/patriarchal/phallocentric and some other big words i heard at university.

    Cracks in the Sidewalk: The Future of Bike-Sharing

  • Has Rima, by that illicit act -- identifying herself with stripping, and hence prostitution and pornography, and by extension the oppression, degradation and exploitation of women, including sex trafficking, domestic violence, rape and other phallocentric crimes Yes, I was throwing a Bindel there -- Has Rima thrown away a lifetime of opportunity?

    Ruth Fowler: Rima, Carrie and Donald: Feminist Liberators

  • The "SMB" part was just dirty enough to be offensive but not so dirty as to be criminal, and while it was obviously phallocentric this did not preclude women from using it ironically.

    Bottoms Up: Sloganeering and Engineering

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