Australian 'misogyny' redefined

Macquarie Dictionary changes word's definition after a speech by the country's prime minister goes viral.

    A fiery speech by Australia's prime minister, accusing her chief opponent of being a mysogynist, has prompted the country's leading dictionary to redefine the word.

    The Macquarie Dictionary now states that a misognynist is not just a "woman-hater", but also someone who shows entrenched prejudice against women.

    Its the latest development in a debate about sexism in Australia.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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