Female Misogynist

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I don't know how we stand us.

Some girls act like guys. Some go as far as being almost considered guys. Most of them are portrayed as feminists (often the straw kind), but then there are these. They will call people "girl" and "sissy" as insults. They think that women should Stay in the Kitchen, and they're against all kinds of women's rights. They're Female Misogynists. People will remind them that they're girls themselves, but they will deny it - or consider themselves a "honorary dude". Another variation is the extremely conservative housewife, who thinks that women are inferior to men.

Subtrope of Boomerang Bigot. A variant of Internalized Categorism. Compare/contrast with Effeminate Misogynistic Guy, except that the contradiction is much more direct.

No real life examples, please; real people are not crafted for a specific purpose.

Examples of Female Misogynist include:

Anime and Manga

  • In Genkaku Picasso, one of the girls in Hikari's class idealizes yaoi relationships (explicitly because they are relationships without women) because she was cruelly bullied by her female classmates in grade school for being seen as a slut.
  • In the Korean comic Boy Of The Female Wolf the cross-dressing (staight) female protagonist dislikes females because her mom left her when she remarried and her female classmates are shallow airheads. The only woman she sort-of respected was her grandma, and she "left" her by dying, forcing her to move in with her mom.
  • In Fruits Basket (manga version only) Akito depises women, and says they are 'sneaky'. Probably considers herself an honorary male as she was raised as a man and presents as one.

Comic Books

  • In Powers, Walker asks his partner, Deena, whether she hates other policewomen. She disagrees and says she just doesn't like other women, period.

Fan Fiction


  • The film Courage Under Fire Colonel Nat Serling is investigating whether helicopter pilot Captain Emma Walden deserves the Medal of Honor for her actions in the 1st Gulf War. When he interviews the members of Walden's crew, the wife of one crew member repeatedly insults Walden, making comments about her being "too butch", taking them into danger because she needed to be a hero, and starts to make a comment about "those women who want to be officers..." before her husband cuts her off, tells her to shut up and that she doesn't know what she's talking about.


  • In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Julia says that she hates women, because under the Party's rule they've pretty much all been brainwashed into being obedient, submissive idiots.
  • Jane Rizzoli of the "Rizzoli" series, who tends to have an unhealthy contempt for any woman who happens to be beautiful, or dares to display a hint of weakness, fear, or any other typical female trait. Yet she's just as contemptuous of women who refuse to show any vulnerability—apparently it's only acceptable for her to act this way.

Live Action TV

  • In Royal Pains, Emily Peck accuses Divya of being "one of those women who doesn't like other women". Divya is disturbed by this, but eventually concludes that actually, "I'm one of those women who doesn't like you."
  • In Rumpole of the Bailey, during one of his complaints about the various unreasonable judges he has to work with, Rumpole singles out a female judge as a worse male chauvinist than any of the men.
  • The UnSub in Criminal Minds episode "The Perfect Storm".
  • Janice Lester in the original series Star Trek episode, "Turnabout Intruder".