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"Once women get the vote, the whole country will stop making such a pig's ear of everything! There'll be no more wars, no hunger, no stupidity! We'll elect a woman president, within the first ten years, of course, men are such judgemental prigs, you need us women to help straighten you out! Okay? With us helping, I'm not saying there won't be trouble, I just think we'll do a better job of things."
Dorothea Wicklow, Suffragette of Saint Denis, Red Dead Redemption II

This rather vague phrase can lead to tricky interpretation that's sometimes actively milked by writers, usually of romance fiction. Usually the assumption is that the character doesn't like machismo, or she has had bad experiences with men in her life, like her father, other relatives, or Love Interests. That is, dislike of traits associated with men or of a particular man or men in her life has manifested into a dislike of men as a whole. Other times, this phrase is simply used as a euphemism to imply that a character is a lesbian. Either of these will pose a problem for any male lead trying to woo her.

As with all dislike tropes, the degree to which a particular character Does Not Like Men can and does vary, from simple nervous avoidance to violent retaliation. However, this is a separate trope rather than a simple gender inversion of Straw Misogynist or He-Man Woman Hater, as there is almost always an explanation given for why the character feels this way, rather than it being depicted as an inherent character flaw in the way that men who dislike women are usually written. Often, the misandrist in question is a sympathetic protagonist or major character, and the author has her hatred come from a bad experience and vilifies whatever man or men drove her to hate the rest of the gender, whereas misogynists are typically one-dimensional antagonists who hate women for no real reason, making this trope more often than not tie into Females Are More Innocent. This mentality exists because there is a long history of women being viewed as second-class citizens throughout many cultures in Real Life, even though men can suffer systemic issues with mistreatment by women as well.

However, this approach can result in a misandrist being seen as Unintentionally Unsympathetic, and/or a misogynist being seen as Unintentionally Sympathetic, by the audience. This becomes especially so if the misandrist takes their dislike of men too far while still being treated as a victim by the narrative.

Other times it's just used to explain why a character isn't ever seen with a man, and/or add lesbian subtext. In the latter case, it's less about bigotry than "does not like men sexually".

Compare Celibate Hero, Politically Incorrect Hero, Politically Incorrect Villain, Straw Feminist, and this trope's (partial) Spear Counterpart He-Man Woman Hater. See also The Unfair Sex for when the author or work, rather than a character, vilifies men. May be the result of Rape as Backstory.


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  • Kureha of After School Nightmare REALLY does not like men. This affects her dream state as she takes the form of her wearing a raincoat and stabbing everyone with umbrellas since she was brutally raped during a storm when walking home from school alone. Her mother not picking her up because the father was beating her and getting yelled at because Kureha was now 'spoiled goods' didn't help. Her reason for becoming friends with Mashiro in the first place was specifically because of how he was half boy/half girl. She does eventually get along with some guys. What's screwed up about the premise here is that the main character's hermaphroditism is described as 'lower half female, upper half male,' which since the top halves of children's bodies betray nothing of their sex means he should have been taken for a normal girl until puberty. But he was raised as a boy instead. This is explained in the last volume: All the characters are really souls waiting to be born. Mashiro is actually a pair of male and female twins, competing to determine which of them will survive birth.
  • Sakurako Tenmaku from Ai Kora is known for being "stingy" toward men, stemming from an incident in middle school, where her friends turned on her because all the boys fell for her, though through no machinations on her part. On top of that, the only boy she really was interested in tried to rape her... Or so she thought. He only came on to her physically, to which she freaked out and ran. Admittedly, he was rather forceful, but when the boy in question gets re-introduced, he turns out to be an okay guy and explains the misunderstanding. She also didn't like girls at first, but eventually got over it.
  • MIX from Aquarion EVOL considers all men to be nothing but perverts and worthless in battle because her father abandoned the family for a woman he just met. She gets disgusted whenever the girls around her talk about boys. She eventually mellows out and falls in love with Andy.
  • Hajiotsu has this as Himari's main agony. Due to only attending girls' schools, she had no way to naturally learn to interact with men. As it is, she only knows about them in exaggerated terms and jumps to conclusions, when she isn't clamming up around them. The series deals with her trying to loosen up through a relationship.
  • Ko Aoki from Bakuman。 spends a big chunk of her character arc distrusting men (Takagi being the major exception) due to having to deal with sleazeballs like Nakai or her editor on a regular basis.
  • The protagonist of The Beautiful Skies of Houou High is a Butch Lesbian who Does Not Like Men... Which is bad news since her mom sent her to an All-Boys school full of Bishōnen boys, to see if she would become straight (or at least bisexual).
  • Justified in Berserk after Casca was horrifically raped by Griffith, her former leader and idol turned demon lord, an experience that reduced her mind to that of a small child. She reacted very badly when her lover Guts tried to touch her when they awoke days after the Eclipse. Rape trauma does tend to leave one averse to being touched in general, as Guts himself has demonstrated.
  • Hinako Aikawa, the lead female character in the manga Bitter Virgin, is unsettled by being around men and flinches if one happens to touch her — she is (at first) totally repelled by men, due to the huge trauma of having been constantly raped by her stepfather and impregnated twice, even giving birth once and having to give the child in adoption, all before high school. Ouch. (And guess who the lead guy, Suwa Daisuke, has to fall for?)
  • Black Clover: The entire Forest of Witches. Taken to the extent that they get terrified of one being in their forest and react with disgust when Asta saves them from the Third Eye.
  • Bleach: Tia Halibel exemplifies this. The only men she knows well are Aizen, Gin, Tousen, Barragan, Ulquiorra, Nnoitra, Grimmjow, Zommari, Szayel Aporro, Aaroniero, and Yammy. Starrk is the only man she gets along with, and he's practically androgynous in personality.
  • Mai from Bokura no Hentai hates boys because she dislikes her step-father. The one exception is Yuuta, who is quite feminine-looking and sensitive. However, Yuuta is actually transgender and is not into girls. Even after Yuuta transitions into Marika, Mari still likes her, but she doesn't ever confess.
  • Played with Yanagin of Daily Lives of High School Boys— while she claims boys are pathetic puddles of mess, she can actually get along well with her male classmates as well as Karasawa, not to mention that she was one of the kids assembled to fight the "Archdemon" with intent to avenge Karasawa's terrible wound.
  • Mina Hazuki from Darker than Black is a Contractor who can turn anything into a Laser Blade, and her remuneration for that power is to French kiss men, which she really doesn't like because she's a lesbian. She's not really as bad as most examples here since the most she usually does is keep her distance and "wash out the taste" by Frenching her team's normal person, Yoko.
  • Invoked in The Day of Revolution after Kei (now Megumi) returns to school to explain why she is now hiding from her former best friends.
  • Clarissa, Rahzel's best friend in Dazzle, doesn't like men at all. Meeting Baroqueheat was enough to send her into shock.
  • Mariko Shinobu of Dear Brother really, really distrusts and dislikes men. Blame it on her parents'... really screwed-up relationship and later divorce.
  • Eden of the East: The Johnny Hunter is a female Serial Killer who kidnaps Japanese male rapists, tortures them, and slices off their penises with a cigar chomper. Her problem seems to be less with men generally and more with the hideously misogynistic aspects of Japanese society - she likes and trusts the Nice Guy protagonist, even saving him twice.
  • Mayu of Elfen Lied, who has perhaps the most tragic backstory of any non-horned girl in the series, is at one point described by Nana as not being good around guys, for a damned good reason. An incident with Nyu climbing into Kouta's bath makes her suspicious of him for a time, though she seems to catch on that Nyu can't be controlled (in either personality). Ultimately, she is as scared and worried as anyone else when Kouta is shot during a home invasion by the forces of the Big Bad. Averted in the anime, where she openly calls Kouta the Papa of Maple House, and it is Yuka who openly despairs of the connection the two seem to have.
  • Satellizer el Bridget, the Action Girl protagonist of Freezing. Well, downplayed a bit. She's not a people person in general, but she has a real dislike for men especially. She has quite the Freudian Excuse, though: she was horribly mistreated and possibly raped by her half-brother Louis, and everyone else treats her like a psychopathic monster, so it's no wonder she thinks the way she does.
  • Galaxy Angel Rune's Apricot Sakuraba plays this trope in an unusual sense; she can interact with men without difficulty, but if a man touches her, her super-strength kicks in, and she literally reflexively kicks the man's ass.
  • Hikaru in Hana the Fox Girl seems to dislike men. Specifically, she dislikes men who might grab Fu's attention. She's hostile initially towards Tsugumori before dismissing him as a pet. Then going right back to hostile when Fu (annoyed at Hikaru and Hana arguing about which of them is closer to her) goes to Tsugumori.
  • Sawada from Horimiya suffers from mild androphobia, as she has zero issue being around boys but gets really uncomfortable if they directly talk to her. That said, she is stated to have been very close to her older brother before he died and eventually comes to see Miyamura as Replacement Goldfish (despite the fact that he's dating her crush Hori).
  • In the anime version of THE iDOLM@STER Yukiho is terrified of any men, including the Producer.
  • Nagisa Shiozaki of If I See You In My Dreams has suffered from too many heartbreaks and selfish Jerkasses, which makes her extremely distrustful of men in general. Whenever she finds her Love Interest Masuo in rather compromising situations she jumps to conclusions and tends to assume the worst, sometimes without even giving him the chance to explain himself.
  • Kageki Shoujo!!: The protagonist, Ai Narata, has a very dark past with men. Because, Her mother's boyfriend abused of her and the reason of why she left the idol group were she was part due to she rejected and insult a fan who confesses his "love" for her. Subverted when the stalker goes to her new school only because he want to apologize to her. She later forgives him, when he save her and her friends from a group of delinquents.
  • Kaguya Hime: Maggey and Mayu. Both definitely think men are dicks.
  • Eva from Karneval thinks that they suck. Cute, soft girls are her thing.
  • Yasuna of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl has a hard time around men. It extends to the point she can't even see the face of a male clearly. This is most clearly seen in a sketch of her classmates she made, in which the girls' faces are fully drawn while the guys' don't go beyond basic lines. Pre-Gender Bender Hazumu, though, stands out as having some detail. This is partially due to the fact Yasuna accidentally mistook him for a girl when he was still a "he" and was able to see him. Oddly, though, we still can't see male Hazumu's face, and in fact do not through the entire series. Yasuna has never been able to see men in the manga (not even her own father!), thus not learning to like them. In the anime, she just disliked them and began to not see any correctly.
  • Kashiwa from Kyou Kara Yonshimai is a transgender woman who dislikes men.
  • Lapis Re:LiGHTs has Emilia of the group IV KLORE. Already a daughter of a prominent noble family and extremely attractive at that, she's also half-succubus; one is left to assume that all the negative attention from men is what led to her current misandry.
  • Love Hina had this in the form of Motoko (at least early on, until she started falling for Keitaro), and at one point she's mistaken for a lesbian by a disguised Kanako. Who then proceeds to molest her.
  • In Maid-Sama!, Title character and Student Council President Misaki Ayuzawa is seen as this, despite that she has a job as a maid, due to her flamboyant attitude towards the men and pro-female advocacy. The reason she became this is because her father abandoned her and her family and disappeared due to tremendous debt.
  • Maken-ki!: Justified. In chapter 48, Otohime reveals Takaki had been recognized for her talents by Kamigari, back when she was a second year student. But when she refused to join them, Ouken Yamato took offense and intended to punish her by making her one of his concubines and would've raped her, had Yuuka not taken her place. The incident was so traumatizing that it made her androphobic and caused her to become a lesbian.
  • Kanako, the protagonist of Maria†Holic, does not like men to the point of breaking out in hives when she comes in contact with them. To alleviate this problem, she goes to an all-girls school. As chance would have it, her ideal girl is in fact a crossdressing boy.
  • Kira from Mars (1996) has this reputation at school and at one point even states outright that she hates men due to being raped by her stepfather.
  • Yayoi, from Mouse, was straight-out Androphobic. She would panic at even eye contact with a man until her BFF made her face the fact that she's a Submissive (think "Gimp"), and was literally waiting for the right male personality to dominate her.
  • Nao Yuuki from the My-HiME anime poses as a teen prostitute engaging in Enjo Kosai who uses her CHILD to rob and injure the men who call her up for dates, taking advantage of their lust for her while never actually letting them touch her. She's been doing so after a gang killed her father and left her mother (and more important person) comatose.
  • In the My-Otome manga, Erstin Ho gets severe panic attacks around men, partially because she's also madly in love with fellow classmate Nina Wang. Awkward situations abound when the princess they've been designated to help protect (and who shares a dorm room with them) is actually a boy in disguise.
  • In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Nodoka seems to have a mild case of androphobia (greatly exaggerated in the anime), and an early manga bio states that she "dislikes men". However, this seems to be due to the fact that she's extremely shy to begin with, and, being a student at an all-girls school, has very limited experience with men. She seems to be getting over it though, thanks to a massive crush on Negi.
  • One Piece:
    • Boa Hancock, the World's Most Beautiful Woman, Warlord of the Sea, and ruler of the island of women, Amazon Lily is a notorious man-hater. She does, however, have a Freudian Excuse: The first men she saw in her life were the World Nobles, who enslaved her and her sisters for four years when she was just twelve. The only exceptions when it comes to her man-hating nature are Luffy, who she has fallen in love with, and Silvers Rayleigh, who helped her in the past after she escaped from slavery.
    • While nowhere near Hancock's level (not living on a Lady Land helps), Violet is a Living Lie Detector who has come to the conclusion that men are all liars. She seems to make an exception for Sanji after he tells her he'd never doubt a woman's tears and seems to have a good relationship with her father and brother-in-law (she even used her ability to defend him when her sister was still suspicious of him).
  • Zigzagged with Akane Tendo from Ranma ˝. At the start of the series, she verbally dislikes boys, even using "I hate boys!" as a battle cry at least once. Ironically, she gets chosen to fulfill the Arranged Marriage between her family and the Saotome family, in large part because her male counterpart, Ranma Saotome, is a Gender Bender and that puts off her sisters, who use Akane's attitude as a reason to pair them up. Her behavior is justified by the antics of Tatewaki Kuno, a Stalker with a Crush who has provoked what seems like the entirety of their school's male student population to physically assault Akane each morning under the belief that she will only date the boy who can beat her in battle. After her engagement to Ranma becomes common knowledge (and Ranma beats up Kuno), the morning "duels" stop and Akane becomes much more friendly and tolerant towards guys in general... but she retains a violent dislike of perverts, and a notable distrust of Ranma in particular.
    Nabiki: Well... you hate boys, don't you?
    Kasumi: So you're in luck! He's half girl!
  • Sailor Moon:
    • In the manga version of Sailor Moon, Rei Hino is usually completely uninterested in romance and men in general, a lot of it coming from unresolved resentment of her emotionally distant politician father since he abandoned Rei's Missing Mom in a clinic during Mrs. Hino's last days, as well as her unrequited love for her father's assistant Kaidou who married another woman, despite her love for him, and decided to go into politics despite stating he disliked it for all the problems it caused for Rei's family. Late in the manga, when the villains torment her with this fact (by then, she'd mellowed out in regards to her opinions on men and actually resents that she can't get close to one), Rei remembers that in her past life she had actually made an oath of chastity to Princess Serenity and is able to fully accept this part of herself.
    • Amusingly, nearly every other adaptation of the story ignores that convoluted explanation as part of the adaptation, especially the famous anime series where Rei is explicitly fond of flashy boys. None of this ever changes her apparent dislike though, so there are actually more jokes at her expense about 'not liking men.' Rei in the 1990s anime doesn't dislike boys, but it's implied she's not as boy crazy as Usagi or Minako. Several times she seems more interested in the idea of a boyfriend than actually boys themselves.
    • The live-action version, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is much the same as the manga version though Kaidou isn't mentioned. A small reference to the side story he features in (Casablanca Memories) appears though in the form of a gift from Rei's father to her. (Casablanca lilies and a white dress)
    • One rather comic one-shot for Sailor Moon had the various girls in town being brainwashed by a Sailor Moon impersonator to completely abandon men. Chibi Moon argues on behalf of the male gender and discovers that the impersonator is actually a girl named Shojuki who had been banished from her lover Kengyu, only able to see him once a year. She became certain that he was deliberately flooding a river that keeps them apart so that they can't have their annual meetings because he's cheating on her (this is mostly told to her by two witches who are using her for an energy-draining scheme). Shojuki's fears are put to rest when Kengyu shows up and assures her that he still loves her. As one can imagine, this story was inspired by the Tanabata.
    • It is even mentioned in the anime that Haruka doesn't like men. Michiru teasingly clarifies that she doesn't like men who are popular with girls. It's more that Haruka doesn't like men who she sees as potentially threatening her relationship with Michiru though. Haruka's shown to have several "bro" friends in her various mascluine hobby groups that she gets along with great and defends from monsters of the week in certain cases.
  • Kaede, head of student ethics of Seitokai Yakuindomo came to the show's formerly all-girl school due to her androphobia (which according to the third OVA started in elementary school: Kaede was practicing the kanji for "man" and got asked if she was "frustrated"). It's so bad she refuses to patrol the floor the first years are on. While she is at first quite bitter over the fact that the school went co-ed, she later starts working hard to get over her fear of men. Unlike most examples on the page, Kaede's situation is played entirely for laughs, and when Hata asks her how many men have wronged her in her life, she claims no such things ever happened to her.
  • In Episode 11 of Servant × Service, Lucy admits to Yutaka that being teased during grade school by boys for her Overly Long Name made her develop a mild androphobia, causing her to spend her high school and college years in all-female schools.
  • Sket Dance has Hani Usami, a Student Council member in the later part of the series. She absolutely refuses to talk to men, even her direct superiors on the Student Council, although she does have a justified reason for it: Whenever a man so much as taps her, she transforms into "Bunny", a voluptuous, flirtatious woman who can't keep her hands off any man nearby.
  • Maka Albarn of Soul Eater has a very low opinion of men due to watching her father constantly cheat on her mother as a child, causing her to believe that the only thing men care about is sex. While she does have a few male friends, she only holds one of them in high regard, Soul, and is very upset at the thought of him being no different from other men.
  • Short-Tempered Melancholic has Minori, who used to be super shy around boys, to the point of being afraid of them. Falling in love with Takato, though, made her change a lot.
  • Tokyo Ghoul provides an unusual example, with trans man Mutsuki panicking at the thought of the male patrons of a nightclub staring at him while he's Disguised in Drag for a mission. He states he finds the Male Gaze disgusting but doesn't seem to have any issues with other men when they treat him normally.
  • The Movie version of Trigun features Amelia, an Action Girl who breaks out in hives whenever men touch her.
  • Hisui of Tsukihime does not react positively when a male touches her, it's originally explained as her being a germophobe. But in reality it's because after seeing her sister reduced to a broken shell after years of sexual abuse, she swears never to let a man touch her until Kohaku returns to normal. Naturally, Shiki quickly becomes an exception.
  • A more extreme version is Asuka Mizunokoji from Urusei Yatsura, who has a phobia of men based on the fact that she was kept isolated from men until she turned 16 to keep her pure. As luck would have it, her handmaids explained the concept of males very badly, and the first one she ever encountered was major-league pervert Ataru Moroboshi. The result is that she panics and either lashes out or tries to run away whenever she sees a man — or somebody she thinks is a man, such as resident bifauxnen Ryunosuke Fujinami. The only man she doesn't fear is her brother, Tobimaru... unfortunately, due to having been raised in total isolation from men and having received no sexual education whatsoever, she has no concept of incest, and thus her feelings for Tobimaru are more those of a smitten would-be girlfriend. Ironically, Tobimaru has very low opinions of women, due to his torment at the hands of his rival's sadistic little sister, Ryoko Mendo.
    • For the most part, Shinobu Miyake's behavior is more that of a tsundere, having no problem with guys until they do something perverted — especially if that perverted guy is her ex-love interest, Ataru Moroboshi. However, she does consistently display a distrustful attitude towards boys in general, to the point of refusing to let her homeroom teacher enter her house for a home visit because she immediately suspects he will try to molest her, and the anime gives her a {[catchphrase}} that roughly translates as "Men be damned!"
    • Downplayed with Ryunosuke Fujinami; she doesn't normally have a problem with guys, but if they get gropey, she gets violent. She even states outright that she's not interested in guys when Shutaro Mendo, her homeroom's resident Chick Magnet, asks her to be his girlfriend, and her classmates twice wonder if she might be a lesbian. It's implied that this hostility is largely because she was brought up by her demented and physically abusive father, so she's simply averse to being touched in general. When asked what she'd like in a boyfriend by the school nurse, Sakura, she almost instantly replies quite matter of factly that she'd like a guy who is "tough and wild like the ocean" as well as stronger than her.
  • A male example occurs in the manga Usotsuki Lily. En Shinohara is male and loves girls, but absolutely hates men. It's to the point that he'll attack his own reflection out of pure reflex. His coping mechanism for this: Cross-dressing.
  • Hiro from Wa ga Na wa Umishi is a rather unconvincing example. It comes out later that she hates men due to her abusive father, but prior to that revelation, she's been getting along extremely well with the other guys on her team. I guess it should be qualified that she hates 'some' men.
  • Lily from Wasteful Days of High School Girls has an overt dislike for men, due to physical interactions with them triggering a violent allergic reaction in her. According to the manga, she wasn't always like that, but because the boys (and men) around her were so raunchy and abhorrent with their showing of affection towards her, culminating in a rabid fan flashing his privates in her face, she ended up being traumatized.
  • Mahiru Inami of Wagnaria!! has a deep-seated fear of men, believing they will attack her, though she seems alright around Souta. Except for the fact that she reacts to him like she does any man - with a punch to the face or gut. This is eventually revealed to be because her father did not want her to ever get close to another man, so he told her many bad stories about them and improved her physical strength by putting weights in her handbag so she would have the strength to fight them off.
  • Gender-flipped by Keima of The World God Only Knows. He prefers the fictional women in his galge and doesn't even acknowledge the existence of real girls. Then a ditzy demon of hell recruits him to exorcise spirits... by capturing the hearts of the real girls they've hidden inside with his gaming skills. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Azuma Hazuki of Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito doesn't seem to like anyone very much (except Hatsumi, whom she melts into a shivering puddle of yuri around), but it can be inferred she has a particular distaste for men. On the other hand, when the only men you interact with are a perverted cockatiel, a dimension-warping madman, a few assorted spies, a demonic ninja, and someone trying to steal your love interest, that's no real surprise.

    Comic Books 
  • In Astro City, this is the perceived image of Winged Victory, whose main concern is the well-being of women in modern society, to the point that she will focus on saving women in disaster zones. In reality, this has little to do with her personal opinion of men, but with the source of her powers: she's the avatar of a hive-mind made up of many great women throughout history, chosen to champion the cause of the world's women. She doesn't hate men, it's literally her job to focus on women's issues first and foremost.
  • An obscure Batman villain named Water Lily was a psychopathic Straw Feminist with a genius-level of intellect. She captured Batman and Robin and tried to kill them because she saw them as figures of male supremacy.
  • The title character of Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist has a rather dim view on men, believing all of them to be misogynists, homophobes, rapists, or some combination thereof, and is prone to assaulting, killing, or cutting off the genitals of every male she encounters.
  • Man-Killer from the Marvel Universe. Has no problems working with men who don't lie to her, but she still doesn't like them. One notable exception: she once took a job tending bar in an establishment frequented by Erik Josten, and seemed to enjoy talking with him during his visits.
  • This is the general attitude of the inhabitants of the alternate reality Femizonia in the Marvel Universe.
  • Kinsee from Pocket God is annoyed by the male pygmies when she meets their all-male tribe and thinks her all-female tribe was better off before they met. She especially hates Booga, the manly man of his tribe. She also dislikes Ooga because her best friend Sun hangs out with him now instead of her. Kinsee later eases up on the boys (except Booga).
  • Bronze Age Shazam! has an obscure, all-female villain team called the Rainbow Squad. The group learns that, since Captain Marvel is actually a young boy, they can make him flee in terror by running up to him and acting kissy. One rather butch member refuses, however, and repeatedly mentions how much she hates guys without confirming anything else.
  • Katchoo in Strangers in Paradise is not a big fan of the male gender, springing from her childhood of abuse and adolescence as a prostitute/sex slave. Since she also appears to be a lesbian this leads her to be described as a rampant Straw Feminist and bull dyke by unsympathetic characters in the series, even though she herself (and others) point out that she is not actually gay, she just only interested in Francine.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1942): Helen Alexandros absolutely despises men for ragging on her about her looks throughout her lifetime and gleefully takes any chance to bring about their destruction, even joining Ares partially because he promised to destroy Man’s World. However, she was still enamored when she encountered Dr. Psycho in his Wonder Man persona.
    • Wonder Woman (1987): Circe hates pretty much everyone who isn't her daughter Lyta but especially loathes men, which is why all of her Beastiamorphs are men who were transformed against their will to obey her or serve as her dinner and why she's attempted a number of Gendercide plots.
    • The Zamarons were essentially Amazons in Space! in the Silver Age and Carol Ferris's growing contempt for men is what drew the Zamarons to her, transforming her into Star Sapphire, one of Green Lantern's deadliest foes. They eventually evolved into an Amazon Brigade of powerful female warriors, similar to the Green Lantern Corps. Wonder Woman even became a deputy member during the Blackest Night crossover. It is stated that men can become Star Sapphires, but most are not worthy.
  • Y: The Last Man. Victoria, leader of the Daughters of the Amazon, is an unsympathetic version of this trope, presumably because she is 'balanced' by every other female character (as just about every man on Earth has died, that's a lot of characters).

    Comic Strips 
  • A set of Bloom County strips had Opus being stuck on a blind date with a woman named Alf Mushpie, who personified this trope. At one point she goes on about how big, hairy and testosterone-laden men are, but then says that Opus is OK, because he's nothing like that.
    • At the reading of his last will and testament after his (premature) memorial service, Opus leaves Alf Mushpie the Moon and stars as symbols of his eternal love for her... and a copy of the New York Times bestseller, Be a Model or Just Look Like One. This sets her off again: "Ooh, I hate men!"
  • Monica from Monica's Gang used to be this in early strips, to the point where one in particular comic had the punchline of her normally male stuffed rabbit suddendly changing gendernote  just to emphasize how much she hated men (more specifically, the ones that were close to her age, like Jimmy Five).

    Fan Works 
  • In The Boy Behind The Mask, Astrid is determined to stay a shieldmaiden in spite of her prophecy telling her that she will marry the man that defeats her in battle. When the first person to ever defeat her is a grown-up Hiccup, she does not take it well. At first, anyway.
  • Danganronpa 2/3 Redux: Return Unto Death has both Tenko and Mahiru as participants, allowing them to serve as Foils to each other. Rantaro is dismayed when he meets the latter, having already experienced Tenko's virulent hatred of men firsthand and realizing that "Oh god, there's two of them." Yet Mahiru soon shows that while she certainly dislikes men and tends to evaluate them harshly, she's significantly less violent than the aikido master, and more willing to give guys a chance. Perhaps best exemplified by the fact that Mahiru becomes Rantaro's confidant and eventually has a Relationship Upgrade, while Tenko remains on the offensive/defensive until she has a Jerkass Realization after Teruteru's Heroic Suicide.
  • Evangelion 303: In chapter 5, Jessika states that she gave up on men a long time ago.
  • Amara from Savu0211's The Lion King comic The First King hates male lions. She thinks they're either cruel brutes or cowards. As a cub, the two pride leaders (her father and uncle) ran off after being challenged by younger males. The males tried to kill Amara and her cousin, but their mothers and the other females protected them; in the fight, Amara lost her mother. Since then Amara doesn't trust males.
  • Ghosts of Evangelion: Asuka's mother Kyoko doesn't really like men because of her cheating ex-husband.
  • Hop to It: Jack's grandmother Anita Blaylock is a brilliant scientist who hates men after her male coworkers frequently took credit for her research. The narration from Jack's perspective notes that she made exceptions for "her grandpa, her uncle, and her father", and "even those three exceptions seemed to be pushing it."
  • Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail: Chloe zigzaggs this. While she does love her denizen partners Atticus and Lexi, the people she hates the most back home are men due to how — in her eyes — they get everything they want. Her Childhood Friend Goh practically abandoned her for Ash, the black hole who takes everyone away from her and pushes her to be just like him. Her father praises them and doesn't even consider her problems or the fact that she doesn't like Pokémon. And then there's Yeardley, the boy who can get away with saying "My life is a work in progress" while all her classmates, again, push her to be into Pokémon.
  • In Kindred, it's shown that Jasmine has a fear of men, especially royal men. While she is a Daddy's Girl to the Sultan, she feels anxiety when thinking about how easily her father had his entire harem murdered because one of the women cheated on him. Jasmine feels like a replaceable Trophy Wife in her patriarchal society. Aladdin's ignorance as a commoner is one of the things that attracts her to him. He most likely doesn't even know about harems in the first place.
  • Erika in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines can tolerate men, but when she is in the midst of a mess created by the actions of males (such as interrupting a wedding of two of her employees and friends) she can fall into a funk of not wanting to deal with the entire gender as much as possible.
  • The Road Built in Hope: Downplayed with The Suffragette Miss Maud, who doesn't hate men but thinks they've caused a lot of trouble in history.
  • Soda at 70 Proof; Fanny gets offended when Rachel tells her that people think she's a feminist. Fanny isn't a feminist. She doesn't think that women are equal to men—she thinks they're superior.

    Films — Animated 
  • Sasha La Fleur from All Dogs Go to Heaven 2. In her entire introduction song "Count Me Out" is about how she's not interested in a relationship. Presumably, she dislikes most of the male dogs she's met because most of them are jerks. Charlie is initially no exception, but she warms to him once his nobler qualities start to come on display.
  • Hercules: Megara, for multiple reasons:
    • She sold her soul to Hades to save her boyfriend, and he ran off with another woman. After that, she swore she'd never fall in love again. She also may have encountered men who don't understand "no".
      Megara: [to Hercules] You know how men are. They think "no" means "yes" and "get lost" means "take me, I'm yours".
    • Her song, "I Won't Say I'm In Love" is about her denying she's in love, though the muses try to convince her to open her heart again. She later subverts this trope when she does fall in love with Hercules, though.

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Dilara in The Assassins of Tamurin, due to being abused by the son of the foster family she lived with before being taken in by Makina Seval. The Despotana eventually uses this to manipulate her into "willingly" joining her Amazon Brigade at Three Springs.
  • In the fourth Earth's Children novel, The Plains of Passage, the reader is introduced to Attaroa, whose upbringing by an abusive father and mating to an abusive man (who she later murdered) turned her into a psychotic misandrist. She has set up a facist fifdom where women are a ruling class and what men she hasn't executed are slaves. She has even gone as far as to pair women with one another under the theory that female couples will produced only female children.
  • Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. After getting jilted at the altar by a conman, she spent the rest of her life in her wedding dress (to remind her of what had happened) training her adopted daughter Estelle to hate men as well, initially to protect her from them, but subsequently with the intent of using her to break men's hearts as revenge. Which is where Pip comes in...
  • The first Red Adept of the Apprentice Adept series, despite having no qualms about fronting like The Vamp, has a particular hate-on for men. Stile uses this to trigger a Villainous Breakdown. Red was so widely misconstrued as a bad lesbian stereotype that Piers Anthony felt compelled to explain that she was intended to be ace and deliberately introduce a sympathetic lesbian character in a later volume since most of his readers know to give him the benefit of the doubt (or correct him) when he shows his Cloudcuckoolander side.
  • In The Wheel of Time, the mission of the Red Ajah, a group within the most prominent society of female magic-users (channelers) in the setting, is to hunt down and "sever" male channelers from their power to prevent them from going insane and wreaking havoc. However, most Reds have extended this to massive antipathy toward all men, far above and beyond the "battle of the sexes" business that permeates the setting. A strict unwritten rule in the Red Ajah bans its members from bonding Warders like the other Ajahs; one Red was even beaten for suggesting it.
  • The Lensman universe offers the Lyranians, joyless matriarchs who breed their men as sperm donors only, then kill them. They also show a lethal antipathy to all males of all other species anywhere (they're telepaths with the power of mind-murder) and strike a bargain with the devil i.e. the Boskonians in an attempt to eliminate their need for males entirely. Kim Kinnison, one of the few males they respect (because he saves their arses big-time at least twice), "would rather have touched a Borovan slime-lizard" than have physical contact with them, and it's largely left to the sole female Lensman, Clarrissa MacDougall to carry out any Galactic Patrol missions there.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
    • Circe believes that all men are pigs, and considering her powers, and the work in which she originally appeared, you can pretty much see where she's going with that (though she currently uses guinea pigs instead for convenience's sake). She also believes that women are so oppressed that they can only achieve power through magic.
    • The Hunters of Artemis are heroic versions of this. They all have a strong dislike for guys (and have sworn off any romantic relationships with them). Unlike Circe, though, they don't go out of their way to harm guys (which isn't very reassuring for guys, considering that Greek deities like Artemis are infamous for Disproportionate Retribution. Artemis claims to have turned guys into jackalopes and other animals just for stumbling upon their camp), and they'll even begrudgingly give them respect if they prove themselves (like how Percy helped save Artemis).
    • Zoë Nightshade uses this as a reason for not letting Percy join her and Bianca on her quest, although later it's revealed that the real reason was she didn't like Percy's sword, as it gave her some awful memories of its original owner, whose actions were what made her become a Hunter in the first place.
    • Similarly, the Amazons in The Son of Neptune can be pretty hostile towards "males". Later it's revealed that they don't hate men, but are definitely matriarchal.
  • Kamikaze Girls: In the book and the movie, both Ichiko and Momoko have discomfort around men in varying quantities. Momoko doesn't like talking to, interacting with, or being friendly with men that are either familiar or unfamiliar to her. The sole exception of her androphobia is Akinori Isobe of her beloved Baby, The Stars Shine Bright.For the most part, she considers them disgusting. Ichiko doesn't appear to have a problem interacting with them (albeit in an often hostile manner), but she hates being touched by them. She even freaks out when Ryuji touches her hand to show her how to properly play pachinko.
  • Bridget Jones. Played for laughs, since nearly all of the female characters in the books spend a great deal of time discussing how totally evil men are, violently and at length.
  • In the Anne of Green Gables series, we have Miss Cornelia, who has a severe disdain for men. She deems them "clannish", and her catchphrase is "Isn't that just like a man?" and never in a positive light. She shocks everyone by eventually getting married.
  • Dol (Theodolinda) Bonner, in The Hand In The Glove by Rex Stout, is a Distaff Counterpart to Stout's more famous creation Nero Wolfe in some ways, including this one. She is given a reason, though.
  • Princess Trini in A Brother's Price, thanks to the general paucity of men, is only likely to see one in a marriage-related setting, aside from her cousin Cullen. Her previous husband abused her, and she flatly refuses to consider marrying again, even though her sisters need her permission to marry. It doesn't help that different sisters had been desperately in love with that previous attractive husband, and initially Jerin looks like a repeat of this.
  • Trapped on Draconica: Rana calls men things like 'useless' and 'violent' and 'quick to hide behind women when they can't handle their own problems'. Though she doesn't have a high an opinion of her own gender either or the world itself. Then she meets the brave and gentlemanly Taurok who unwittingly charms her out of it.
  • Angel, the heroine of Redeeming Love, really hates them. Justified since the only men she knew well abandoned her, raped her, and sold her into prostitution, and almost every man she's met since has only objectified her. In one of her encounters with the hero, she also comments that she's always found men's bodies "ugly" — again justified by the fact that pretty much every male body she's ever seen up close has been in the process of effectually raping her. Fortunately, the novel's premise is (obviously) Love Redeems, and the hero is the model of chivalry.
  • In The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Helen's opinion of the male sex in general is dramatically lowered by her exposure to the worst of their kind during her marriage.
  • In The Mortal Instruments, while Isabelle is not averse to dating them, she distrusts men in general (in contrast to Jace and Alec, who wear their hearts on their sleeves) because she was The Confidant to her mother, who told her how her marriage to Robert was breaking apart.
  • Lalasa, the maid Keladry hires in Protector of the Small, is extremely timid around men and comments darkly that while Kel's page friends are fine now, when they grow up is a different story. This is because she's routinely harassed by higher-ranking servant men and nobles, not to mention being raped by her brother and seeing the women in her family suffer Domestic Abuse. Her uncle Gower is an exception, being the only man who's nice and caring towards her.
  • Nellie Semphroch, a restaurateur in the Timeline-191 series by Harry Turtledove, dislikes and distrusts all men for most of the series. While her backstory lends some sympathy to her mindset (she was forced to work as a prostitute to make ends meet, and it's heavily implied her daughter was born of rape), the books do point out that hating 50% of the world's population is an extreme view. Her opinion softens over time, and she ends up being Happily Married to a cobbler who'd employed her as a spy during this timeline's version of The Great War.
  • In River of Teeth, the reason Adelia does not like men is never explained. She claims to not need a husband and to only have slept with Cal because she wanted a baby. She refuses to even entertain the fact that said baby may turn out to be a boy and points out that maybe, just maybe, her little girl could have a second mother in the future, but if not, that's just as well.
  • Downplayed with Roofshadow from Tailchaser's Song. She doesn't hate males, but she's not particularly interested in them either. She's a Celibate Hero who hated the guys from her clan and spent most of her time alone just to avoid them. She also avoids Prince Fencewalker and his comrades. Tailchaser, Eatbugs, and Pouncequick (who is a Replacement Goldfish for her favorite brother) are her exceptions.
  • Comrade Snarky from Haunted (2005) was raised by her bitterly-divorced mother to believe her perfectly innocent father was going to rape her, and later rapes a woman at her feminist support group on the premise that said woman might be Transgender.
  • Bazil Broketail: Ribela of Defwode, along with many other witches, dislikes and distrusts men (which makes her backhanded compliments toward them on occasion very notable). Defwode is the most misandrist region of the Cunfshon Isles. Thrembode the New, an enemy magician, thinks of the whole area as being a hellhole for men, saying a man who strikes a woman is castrated there, and rapists hanged (however, that's in the lens of his own misogyny). Ribela at least gets better on that over time.
  • Amoridere:
    • Played with in the poem Androphobia. The poem makes it clear that the subject doesn't hate or dislike men, but is instead mildly afraid of them, due to some of her experiences.
    • Housecats (and Sonogram) implies the mother doesn't just hate them, actually, she resents them and, if you're wondering, her sons are no exception to her resentment, as she gets them "fixed", regards them as "housecats" (at the most) and has them as unfavorites (at the least), is emotionally abusive towards them and, if she's pregnant, selectively aborts their would-be brothers.
  • The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong: The original Shen Qingqiu who, after suffering abuse at the hands of the young master of the Qiu household, frequents brothels so that he doesn't have to sleep around men.
  • Miku Izayoi from Date A Live is a Spirit with a low opinion of humanity in general, but can at least put on a sweet facade in front of other girls who she really just views as servants to her Compelling Voice. Her hatred toward males is much more overt, to the point that she attacked the protagonist Shido for trying to talk to her and he had to cross-dress to get close to her at her all-girls school. She does have a Freudian Excuse: she was once an ordinary human Idol Singer whose manager suggested that she "get to know" a TV producer interested in putting her in a show. When she turned him down, he retaliated by posting several defamatory stories about her (including multiple boyfriends, abortions, and drug parties), which her 90% male fan base unhesitatingly bought into. She tried to win back her audience with another show, only to find that she'd lost her voice from all the stress. On the verge of suicide from losing everything, she was given a Sephira Crystal focused on sound which restored her voice, but her attitude toward humans (especially men) was set in stone. After being saved by Shido, she falls in love with him and even starts calling him "Darling", while gradually learning to at least stay friendly to male fans on a surface level.
  • Mayu Tsukimura from Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun suffers from androphobia due to her uncontrollable ability as a Succubus to attract the opposite sex. However, her androphobia does not act up when it comes to the protagonist Shungo Ninomiya.
  • High School D×D:
    • Rias Gremory is a downplayed example. She gets along fine with males, right up until they show any romantic interest in her whatsoever, at which point she promptly ices over. This is because, as heir apparent to one of the three remaining Great Houses, the only men who've ever been interested in her were only interested in her house and title, not the woman; by the time she grew up into a Ms. Fanservice, she'd been soured on the idea of romance altogether. Issei's shameless appreciation of her body actually helps her open her heart to him and him alone.
    • Rias' closest friend, Akeno, is a more straightforward example. Her mother was killed by their clan for getting into a relationship with her Fallen Angel father; said clan continued to pursue Akeno until Rias took her in. Her father was absent at the time, so Akeno recalls the incident as him fleeing and leaving them to die. However, she's never displayed any hostility toward random men; her distaste manifests as a disinterest in romance (with men, anyway) and enjoying her job as a Dominatrix quite a lot. When Rias reminds her of her proclaimed misandry to make her stop flirting with Issei in a later volume, she replies that she finds Issei to be really cute, and also the one help her "understand" men, so it's possible that she got over it once her circumstances improved.
  • Yui in Kokoro Connect is a subdued version: she gets along alright with her two male friends, but she tends to get extremely defensive if they get too close to her. It comes to light early in the series that she was nearly raped in middle school, and ever since has been afraid of men. Through her experiences in the story, she begins to grow more confident and even begins a relationship, though it's made clear that she hasn't been "cured".
  • Arashiko Yuno from MM!! is similar to Mahiru in her actions, but not necessarily motivation. If a guy touches her, her reaction is a punch. Or a series of punches. Taro's a masochist, so he can take it.
  • Maria Watches Over Us:
    • Sachiko's dislike of men stems from snotty society men and a mutually uninterested early fiancé. This is played up to the comedic point she can't even be around overly masculine men without being distressed. In the anime, it is said to be the result of both her grandfather and her father keeping mistresses. One of the DVD extras makes fun of this, when the neighboring boys' school is allowed to do a version of the show's opening credits until Sachiko arrives in a conniption fit and the girls scramble to change the scenery.
    • Kanako is also the same way. If anything, her fear of men is even worse than Sachiko's.
  • Sayaka Kirasaka of Strike the Blood has an actual phobia of men, to the point where she has issues talking to a man over the phone. The novels and manga reveal that this is because her father was abusive to her until he died right before she started elementary school. Kojou turns out to be an exception.
  • Paife from The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye openly despises men, which makes her hate Iks and feel drawn to Honoka quite a bit.
  • May the Best Man Win: Jeremy's mom has had almost nothing but bad experiences with men. Jeremy's dad is a Glorified Sperm Donor who left when she got pregnant, and her next boyfriend yelled at her and hit six-year-old Jeremy. When Jeremy comes out as transgender, she has trouble accepting him partly because she sees masculinity as toxic.

    Live-Action TV 
  • On an episode of The Avengers (1960s) entitled "How to Succeed... At Murder!", a group of man-hating and power-hungry Sexy Secretaries form a secret collective to murder their bosses (after confusing them to utter uselessness with impossible filing systems that only the secretary/the soon-to-be boss lady can understand) and take over as the executives of their respective companies, as part of a female world domination plot. Their mantra? "RUINATION TO ALL MEN!"
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Anya is, or at least claims to be, the embodiment of this trope. Her relationship with Xander, a known male, tones this behavior down quite quickly. The trope still fits during her times as a vengeance demon, though.
    D'Hoffryn: Help wronged women punish evil men.
    Anya: Vengeance.
    D'Hoffryn: But only to those who deserve it.
    Anya: They all deserve it.
    D'Hoffryn: (beat) That's where I was going with that, yeah.
  • On The Carol Burnett Show this was played for Black Comedy. One sketch had Carol's character talking with her therapist on the phone about how she doesn't hate men. And then she puts the phone down and cuts the rope to a window washer's basket causing him to fall to his death.
  • An episode of Casualty deals with a rare male example, featuring a young boy who hates men to the point where he'll only allow female doctors to treat him and has a lesbian couple for adoptive parents. One of the couples reveals that the boy's fear of men stems from the fact that his biological father was an abusive pedophile.
  • Charmed: Grams repeatedly demonstrates this, supposedly because her four failed marriages have left her a little bitter towards men. Given her attitude however, one can only wonder why they ended up failing?
  • Doctor Who:
    • "The Next Doctor": Miss Hartigan is constantly referring to men as being violent, with the implication that she was raped.
    • Bill's foster mum Moira verges on this. She is very distrustful of men that she strictly forbids her 20-something daughter from bringing them home, unbeknownst to her that Bill is actually gay. While she might just seem like an overprotective parent, it's indicated her issues with men are due to a previous relationship.
  • In ER, Carol's mother initially was something of a man-hater, justified by her ex-husband's infidelity, and later by Doug's cheating on her daughter, which led to Carol attempting suicide in the pilot. She was furious when she learned that Doug and Carol had reconciled in Season 4. However, by the end of Season 4, she ended up dating a new man and her attitude toward Doug softened. Seeing her formerly man-hating mother in a new relationship prompted Carol to get over her own fear of committing to Doug.
  • Euphoria: Nate Jacobs seems to have a deep dislike of men. He's thoroughly uncomfortable being surrounded by men in the locker rooms, hates the idea of having boys in the future, he even hates women that have masculine traits like body hair, or that sit and talk in a masculine manner. It's implied that some of this might be due to an issue with internalized homophobia.
  • Barbara Hicks from an episode of Foyle's War, "They Fought in the Fields", soured toward males because of her bad marriage and loss of her son. She gradually warms toward Foyle, eventually leaving a letter for him in which she said "I never thought my opinion of men could change. But you've changed it.
  • Emma Kennedy, Stacie's Suspiciously Similar Substitute in season 5 of Hustle, tells Mickey she doesn't date, due to some bad experiences with men. Which doesn't stop there being a Will They or Won't They? by the end of that episode.
  • Intergalactic: Tula, after being in an abusive marriage, is really paranoid and hostile toward men. Unfortunately, she tries to stop her daughter Genevieve from ever being with men as a result.
  • The part about this being more sympathetic than men who hate women was deconstructed in an episode of Law & Order. A clearly sociopathic eleven-year-old girl (Doctor Skoda, the on-hand criminal psychologist, describes her as "a serial killer that you caught before she really got going") gets off on torturing and murdering boys younger than she is. The judge lets her off easy anyway because of this trope and the episode ends with the girl very creepily staring at another boy, clearly imagining torturing and murdering him.
  • Played with in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A lesbian rights (not gay rights, but lesbian rights) activist is initially this trope in all its hateful, bitchy glory. Later on, we find that this is partially to cover for her being secretly bisexual. She gets a lot better once accepting her attraction to men and women.
  • In The L Word Jenny Schechter at one point refers to men as "The Enemy".
  • Maxine Shaw from Living Single is rather vocal about her disdain for men, even likening Freddy Krueger to the essence of every man.
  • In Married... with Children, Marcy is a feminist who thinks that men should heed and worship women because All Men Are Perverts who deserve to be dominated by females. However, she also thinks that women should manipulate men into getting their way by using their looks.
  • The Outer Limits (1995): In "Lithia" most of the women have this attitude, not surprisingly since their religion teaches that men are evil and destroyed by the Goddess as a result. However, a couple of them are more open-minded, having sex with Major Mercer and aiding him in his plans.
  • An episode of Starsky & Hutch shows a divorced mother who abuses her own son due to her hatred for all men.
  • Still Open All Hours has Mavis's sister Madge, whose failed relationships have embittered her on the entire male sex. Granville keeps attempting to set her up with Gastric in order to give himself a clear run at Mavis.
  • Dr. Luisa Mercedes "Lu" Delgado from Strong Medicine. She often treats the men in her life (no matter if they're her love interests or not) real bad whether they're jerks or not, and that turns even worse after she's raped by a colleague and becomes a borderline Straw Feminist.
  • The Wheel of Time (2021): The Red Ajah Aes Sedai have a strong dislike of men, particularly those able to channel, denouncing them as using the One Power when Nature wished otherwise in their view.
    Liandrin: This power... is meant for women! (she gentles a male channeler, making him scream)
  • The White Queen:
    • Margaret of Anjou resents men for demonizing her because she adopts the masculine role of leadership.
      Margaret of Anjou: I've never been liked. I'm damned in most men's eyes. I'm the woman who dared to rule when her husband could not, and who fought to ensure her only son's position. Now how could I do such a thing? Men.
    • Countess Warwick attempts to persuade her daughter Anne Neville to abandon her husband.
      Countess Warwick: We do not need men. They are all treacherous.
  • The Wilds: Jeanette asks Gretchen, a feminist scholar, whether she hates men, and Gretchen says no, that in fact she's loved many. However, Jeanette replies that she does hate them, due to being sexually assaulted by two men.
  • Hippolyta from Wonder Woman (1975). She named the island "Paradise" specifically because there were no men.
  • Y: The Last Man (2021): The Daughters of the Amazons make it ritual, with members reciting bad things men did to them (which is then extended to the whole gender). New arrivals are urged by their leader to make the same statements, pressing them even if they don't want this and haven't experienced anything like that. Sam is just barely tolerated in their midst, and one is beaten for fraternizing with him. As he's a trans man, Sam's asked accusingly why he wanted to become one on them first running into him too.


    Mythology and Religion 
  • The Amazons of Greek Mythology are a whole race of misandrists.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Terri Runnels, Jacqueline and Ryan Shamrock when they were part of the Pretty Mean Sisters in the World Wrestling Federation, except for Meat, sort of, as he was their manservant. Manipulating D'Lo Brown and Mark Henry into fighting one another had no effect on their collective conscious but Jacqueline did think Terri's demands of Meat were excessive.
  • In 2001, the women of the Northern Wrestling Federation put aside their differences to join "The Union", which was dedicated to causing grief to every male in the company.
  • The Minnesota, later International, Home Wrecking Crew tend to hate on the male members of the audience, excepting the few times they've done a Heel–Face Turn, the few times they were faces by default or when two-thirds of them were in The Age Of The Fall with Jimmy Jacobs. Jetta wouldn't even compete for Real Quality Wrestling unless a female referee officiated the match.

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Wargods Of Olympus, Amazons have the "Hatred of Men" ability, which gives them a bonus when attacking male humans.
  • In Werewolf: The Apocalypse, the Black Furies are a tribe of Straw Feminist female werewolves who hate men. Exactly how overtly depends on the sourcebook, but in general they hold the male gender responsible for the current state of the Crapsack World, making the entire gender into the equivalent of Satanists, and literally consider themselves divinely appointed to hunt and kill any men who abuse women or children.

  • Anna Christie was abandoned by her father and raped by one of her relatives, and then she worked as a bar girl prostitute. She says straight-up that she hates men.
  • In the Screen-to-Stage Adaptation of Calamity Jane, the title character has a whole song about her dislike of men.
  • Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, with good reason, as explained in the song "It's All the Same".
  • Mrs. Hawking of the Mrs. Hawking play series, due to the state of patriarchy in general and specifically from her treatment at the hands of her father.
    • Elena Zakharova, the client in the third installment Base Instruments, gives off an air of this as well.
  • Beatrice and Katherine, in Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew respectively, are notorious man-haters. Although Beatrice is not so much a "Man Hater" as a "Benedick Hater."
    • Katherine, the titular shrew in William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (and Kat in its update, 10 Things I Hate About You) is sharp-tongued, bad-tempered, and bitchy to pretty much everyone until she is tamed by Petruchio (and his counterpart Patrick Verona).
      • In Kiss Me, Kate, the character even gets a musical number called "I Hate Men".
      • Of course, how much Katherine hates men depends on the adaptation. The play itself implies that Katherine is actually a bit jealous of Bianca for having so many suitors, at one point accusing her father of favoring Bianca by having her marry first (and tying Bianca up and whipping her for not choosing a favorite suitor). In the Richard Burton adaptation, this is reinforced by having Katherine roll in a bale of cotton while happily laughing after Petruchio shows interest in her.
  • Apparently Kathy in Vanities, after Gary leaves her.

    Video Games 
  • Amazon: Guardians of Eden: Maya seems to be disgusted by men, as seen when Jason rescues her and she tells him that she knew all men are pigs (he did tell her that he needed her help, but still). That's because she's a scout of the Amazon tribe Jason is seeking and the men they have met have always treated them badly, including rape and theft. She does feel compassion towards Allen and eventually Jason, though.
  • In Baldur's Gate, Shar-Teel is one of the NPCs you can get on your team—but if you, the protagonist, are male, she insists on fighting a male from your party in combat and will only join if he defeats her. She had a horrible childhood, including slavery and rape, as noted by her backstory—but on the other hand, the game makes no bones about it and describes her attitude as Chaotic Evil.
  • BlazBlue: Konoe A. Mercury, more commonly known as Nine and one of the Six Heroes, ultimately despises men due to her neglectful relationship with her father as a child. In the light novel Phase 0, Nine almost kills Ragna and violently beats him for speaking his opinion due to believing that he deceived her sister Celica. Trinity also states that she dislikes her real name and prefers her title, and her hatred of men most likely was the reason she started a relationship with Jubei, a two-tailed cat-man.
  • Ayana Amamoto of The Caligula Effect strongly dislikes men. She can't even look anyone other than a girl in the eye and believes all men are disgusting perverts, which is a belief she held for a very long time. She became an idol singer with the help of her friend Himari to try and get over this (something she likens to shock therapy), but it instead became much, much worse after Himari was assaulted by a Loony Fan and Driven to Suicide. Her dislike (and fear) of men got so bad that it's implied that her wish upon entering Mobius was not being able to see men at all, which is shattered when Stork appears before her. However, she also acknowledges that this has led to a disconnect with her family, as she became fearful of even her own father who loved her unconditionally. Notably, she's the one character who interacts much differently with the player character, depending on whether you've picked a male or a female protagonist; she gets along much better with the female protagonist, and seems to even develop romantic feelings for her.
  • Ran from Criminal Girls, a short-tempered woman who uses violence to solve her problems, with men at the top of the list. Naturally, this puts her at odds with the male instructor tasked with guiding her and other girls so that they don't suffer damnation in Hell. An encounter with an older man as a child (heavily implied to be rape), made her distrustful of all men and swore that she wouldn't be taken advantage of ever again. This caused her to violently beat up men for even the slightest provocation, and was what ultimately led to her being sent to Hell.
  • Helena of Cute Knight Kingdom says that she doesn't hate men, she's just never met one that was interesting. She's not completely averse to the idea of a good man, but given the game, it's not likely to turn out that way.
  • The main idea of the Reaper Nurses from Dark Deception. All of them are born from souls of women who were mistreated by the men in their lives. Outside of using feminine wiles to lure any men who enter their hospital into a false sense of security, they are murderously hateful towards them. Other women, though, are at least shown a fair bit of courtesy.
  • The Dead Case: The church ghost. The first time the male protagonist tries speaking to her, she snaps at him and flames out. The library ghost describes her as reacting poorly to men; talking to her again later, she is surly and says she has enough trouble with idiot males. She hated her husband due to thinking he was cheating on her, but forgot him in death, so her feelings got directed toward men in general. Once she remembers him — and the fact that he is actually a Serial Killer who murdered her when she found out — her hatred is aimed solely at him.
  • Dragon's Dogma has Ophis, the leader of a group of all-female bandits who hates men but is said to like "feminine-looking" males as well. She attacks male characters on sight but can be spoken to and potentially even romanced if they wear female clothing when first meeting her.
  • The Elder Scrolls
    • In Morrowind, Telvanni Councilor Mistress Dratha. Her town of Tel Mora is staffed entirely by female retainers and merchants and completing the main quest as a male Nerevarine requires you to either beg at her feet for her support or kill her. (She'll support a female Nerevarine with no questions asked and even gives her several powerful summoning scrolls.) It's later explained in The Elder Scrolls Online that she made a Deal with the Devil to prolong her life and that the Dremora she made the bargain with would come to collect her soul in the guise of a mortal man, causing her to become paranoid of all men.
    • Oblivion's Shivering Isles expansion reveals this to be the case for Aureals (aka Golden Saints) and Mazken (aka Dark Seducers), two forms of lesser Daedra in service to Sheogorath. The male Aureal/Mazken are looked down upon (literally and figuratively) by the females. Arguably justified given the fact that male Aureals/Mazken are both physically and statistically inferior to their female counterparts. This trope extends to males of the mortal races, though with far less justification.
  • Exit Fate: Petra, a six-foot tall, scarred amazon in full plate and carrying a hooked hammer named "Independence", is this. Thankfully, she seems more motivated to prove her (and her gender's) superiority through prowess than picking on people. To recruit her, you have to approach her with a party of males only; she'll be outraged by your "forcing your male hegemony" and join your army just to show what women can do. All her relations are with other strong women as well.
  • Fire Emblem:
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Noire not only hates men, she finds the simple action of finding a man cute sickening. The curious part is that the Neptunia series has different Noires in alternate dimensions for each game respectively, and despite all of them being slightly different with individual traits from each dimension, all of the lesbian goddesses of Lastation have this characteristic in common.
  • If playing as a man, Bastila Shan from the Star Wars game Knights of the Old Republic will brush off the player for being a "typical male" if you choose to receive a massage from a female Twi'lek in Davik's hideout early in the game, additionaly if you bring her with you on Tatooine you would encounter a man in the desert named Tanis, who is surrounded by sabotaged droids set up by his wife that would kill him if you don't disarm them, Bastila suggests that you abandon him, indicating that she puts female in-group preference over her Jedi principles, which could be foreshadowing of her eventual fall to the dark side as it demonstrates her tendency to make emotionally charged decisions over impartial justice. If playing as a woman, you can have the option to make misandric remarks to Carth Onasi.
  • Chloe Price of Life Is Strange, thanks to her step-father. She did have a very strong, loving relationship with her real father, but his death devastated her and left her with no other positive male role models. This is averted due to the events of Episode 3, but Chloe still ends up the worse for it, The Butterfly Effect style.
  • In Mass Effect 2, the Ax-Crazy evil teammate Jack has a very great distrust towards men. Although she hates everyone, she seems to be wary towards men the most due to being used by men for sex and favors during her Dark and Troubled Past; most of it unwillingly. However, Male Shepard can convince her that not all men are monsters by slowly gaining her trust, improving her views towards men, and forming a close friendship with him. Possibly in more ways than one.
  • Dr. Strangelove from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a rather interesting case. She is rather open to her hatred of males, and yet after Snake defeats Zeke, Strangelove hints that she might have an attraction to Huey right then and there when he asked if she despised him, and a briefing file in regards to her interactions to Huey even had her making a rather contradictory statement that Snake noted (she said she would like Huey better if he acted more like a man and actually stood up for himself rather than be dependent on everything, and yet later she states that her most important reason for hating Huey is because he is a man), as well as the fact that, unbiased opinion or not, Snake noted that her listing of his positive credentials indicated at least some praise for Huey. They later get married and she has a son, Hal, who she cares deeply for.
  • Ouija Sleepover: Linda Simons, the Catfish Cannibal. When asked her reason for seducing, killing, and eating eight innocent men, she replies that she hates men in general. Unlike many examples, she is never given a sympathetic reason for her hatred- instead she is treated as a monstrous bigot.
  • Red Dead Redemption II: Saint Denis's Suffragette, Dorothea Wicklow. As she says:
    Once women get the vote, the whole country will stop making such a pig's ear of everything! There'll be no more wars, no hunger, no stupidity! We'll elect a woman president, within the first ten years, of course, men are such judgemental prigs, you need us women to help straighten you out! Okay? With us helping, I'm not saying there won't be trouble, I just think we'll do a better job of things.
  • Resident Evil Village: A lot of Lady Alcina Dimitrescu's dialogue towards Ethan and her fellow nobles imply this, with her and her daughters frequently calling Ethan a "manthing". Whether her misandry is born from personal experience or arrogance is never clarified, but it's made pretty clear she's not fond of the opposite sex. Then again, she regularly abducts women to either kill for their blood or to perform horrible experiments on so she doesn't seem to like women that much, either.
  • Sakura Wars: Orihime Soletta developed a hatred of Japanese men as a result of her daddy issues. She gets over it after Ogami helps her track her father down and make peace with him.
  • Naotora from Sengoku Basara is a young female general in a testosterone-packed society torn apart by war, and despite being a tough cookie she hates how much women suffer thanks to violent and greedy men always fighting each other and getting themselves killed. The clincher occurred when she returned from the battlefield to find her fiancé gone. She creates an all-female army and teaches the girls how to defend themselves, then goes around challenging every guy she meets, giving them a verbal and physical ass-kicking. Her behaviour is mostly played as ridiculously narrow-minded though, and deep down she still wants to find a guy worth marrying.
  • Lakita Ramos of Tachyon: The Fringe apparently became this after being hit on too much in bars. She never forgives Jake Logan for being male (or, more to the point, for showing her up in a dogfight).
  • Dallas Wyatt from Valkyria Chronicles developed androphobia as a result of growing up attending an all-girls school before joining Gallia's Squad 7 as an engineer. This translates to a fighting penalty in-game (in the form of the "Man Hater" trait), where her stats will go way down when paired up with male squad-mates. Conversely, she has a strong attraction to girls (especially heroine Alicia Melchiott), so pairing Dallas with female soldiers will cause her to start fighting better in order to impress them.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X: By the time you're introduced to Irina, she's already lost any interest in men due to having a bad history with them. They either treat her as a sex object or make light of her rank because she's a woman. During her first heart-to-heart, she notes that her subordinate, Gwin, is one of the few exceptions she's met, but it isn't enough to change her opinion of men in general. If your character is male, she'll add you to the list as well.

    Visual Novels 
  • Tenko Chabashira, the Ultimate Aikido Master, from Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony refers to all of the male students as "degenerate males" and will throw any male across the room if he touches or compliments her, though she would blush if given the same compliment by a girl. It turns out the whole reason she hates men is because her Neo-Aikido teacher once told her that having any sort of contact with men would weaken her fighting ability. It was clearly meant as a joke, but she took it completely seriously. When Shuichi points out that her beloved teacher is one of the degenerate males she despises so much, as she refers to him as a "he" throughout, she Goes Mad From the Revelation, having apparently not realized this before. That said, she is at least willing to tolerate a guy who takes up Neo-Aikido, though she is still uncomfortable with a guy touching her. Furthermore, her Love Suite Event with Shuichi suggests that she might actually have a romantic attraction to boys, but she heavily represses it because of her dedication to Neo-Aikido.
    • To a somewhat lesser degree, there's Mahiru Koizumi, the Ultimate Photographer, from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. While she doesn't hate men per se and acts as a Team Mom to everyone, she finds most of the boys to be fairly annoying and is quick to label Hajime, the protagonist, as unreliable (although she does warm up to him in the course of her Free Time events, in which she is shown to actually be a Tsundere). In the original Japanese version, she tends to address males by their last names without honorifics (which is fairly rude), but addresses females by their first names with the affectionate "-chan" honorific. Her views on men seem to have formed as a result of having to take care of her lazy bum of a father, who she still loves regardless, while her mother was away back when she was younger. Interestingly enough, when she and Tenko meet in V3's Talent Development Plan, Mahiru protests Tenko's stating that all "degenerates" should die, saying that she's going too far.
  • Super Danganronpa Another 2 features Yuri Kagarin, the Ultimate Spaceman, a rare male example. Describing himself as a "being that exists solely for women", he strives to be the utmost gentleman to his female classmates, but despises his male ones as he views men as nothing but scum and claims that even talking to one is enough to give him a bad headache. When the class meets up to discuss their daily investigations, he ignores any question asked to him from a male student but will happily answer if a female student repeats the same question back to him. It’s difficult to know how Yuri views himself as, at separate points, he refers to himself as a “lowly male” but also claims that he’s different from other men. However, it’s implied his beliefs are an inversion of his extreme devotion to women and could possibly stem from his dream of being remembered as a saviour by one, even if it costs him his own life.
  • Momoka Fujiwara from Eroge! Sex and Games Make Sexy Games openly hates men.
  • Caster from Fate/stay night has severe issues with men. Given her true identity is Medea from Greek myth, betrayed by Jason in favor of a younger woman, and her original Master in the Fifth Holy Grail War was basically an abusive, domineering idiot who resented being inferior to her, this is hardly surprising. However, she admits she can somewhat tolerate Shirou for his honesty, and fell in love with her second Master, Souichirou Kuzuki, for being the first man to ever show true kindness to her.
  • Zen from Mystic Messenger as an extremely rare male example. He never hesitates to drill it into you that all men are sex-obsessed wolves who will take advantage of you at the slightest opportunity and that you should do everything in your power to protect yourself when you're alone with a man, including hypothetically carrying a knife when you're alone with Seven and knocking Jumin out with a frying pan if either of them gets too close for your liking. He even applies this rule to himself, and he often speaks of "the beast" inside him that he has to reel in whenever he's around you, lest he accidentally get too handsy and overstep your boundaries.
  • In Spirit Hunter: NG, all of the Killer Peach's victims are men, something that Ooe takes advantage of - assuming (correctly) that Peach doesn't kill women, Ooe serves herself up as a decoy so the male Akira can escape. Though it's later shown that she doesn't bear a grudge against men in general - just that the people she's hunting down for revenge all happen to be men.

    Web Animation 
  • Family Gal: Miranda Screwball has an open hatred for men because she always sees them as cheaters, which she expresses in the first episode of the series.

  • Near the beginning of Avalon, Joe tells Ceilidh that the unrepentantly anti-male Phoebe "really hates guys." Ceilidh shrugs this off until he follows up that she "really likes girls," which sets off an "is she or isn't she" subplot that lasts throughout. (Not only is she, she's the one who gets Ceilidh.)
  • Shicmuon from Black Haze is a gender-inverted example. While not outright misogynistic, he derides Tessiana when she challenges him and calls Rubymonter an "ugly woman" when she tries to take his rival, the Black Magician Blow, away from him. While Shic tends to look down on anyone who isn't Blow, his disdain toward women is much more pronounced.
  • Susan from El Goonish Shive discovered her father's infidelity at a very young age and was subsequently raised in a broken home by her deeply embittered mother, who took it so far as to encourage Susan to become a lesbian to avoid dealing with men, and as a result was initially a "man-hating feminist". Through her experiences in the comic, though, she's grown out of this, both from making friends with Elliot, Tedd, and Justin and realizing that they're all decent people and through turning herself into a man at Grace's birthday party and seeing the world from that perspective. She finally admits her initial man-hating was more of a backhanded excuse for her father's actions (he's a man, he couldn't help it), keeping her from confronting her father's wrongdoings. Susan's still a feminist, but no longer hostile to men in general. The author has admitted that when he first wrote Susan's character, he had some jaded views about feminists that he has since grown out of, and Susan's character development was in part a change of perspective regarding her original character.
  • Alysandra from Isonacia is this trope exaggerated. She's ready to pop a blood vessel at the idea of having to be around a man for more than a minute. In her first appearance, she hospitalizes two guys for the crime of sitting where she wanted to sit.
  • Lily of Leftover Soup is first described by Ellen as a "real-life feminazi". Lily would deny this description on the grounds that she's not a feminist, she's a "misandrist".
  • In Ménage ŕ 3, Yuki starts as a fanatical man-hater before undergoing Character Development. She's actually bisexual, with her aversion towards men being the result of her father drawing hentai manga and shooting pornographic films for a living, and being less than thorough about keeping his work away from her. This led to a psychosis wherein the mere sight of a penis (even a cartoon one) causes her to imagine Naughty Tentacles sprouting from the guy's body, prompting a Groin Attack reflex. She eventually does develop a friendship and later starts dating Gary after finally realizing he's a good person, but breaks it off after guiltily realizing her phobia (despite her best efforts) means their relationship is All Take and No Give. Yuki initially hoped to start things up again when she'd finally overcome her phobia, using Gary's friend Matt as a sex test dummy so she won't hurt "someone she actually cares about", but they end up falling for each other and their pragmatic relationship turns into an actual one by the end of the series.
  • One of the initial defining traits of Kate on Misfile is that she can't stand to have any guy claim to be the best on any track she races. She's raced and beat every man to make such a claim ever since her sister was killed in a racing accident caused by chauvinistic male drivers.
  • Summer in Slipshine's (quasi-pornographic and now apparently defunct) Moon Over June is a man-hating lesbian. Her disgust with men developed when she was a child growing up with Middle Child Syndrome in a family with three older brothers and three younger brothers.
  • Chanel from Rain fits this quite well; despite giving an icy reception to hordes of gentleman callers, as well as displaying general discomfort around Rudy and Gavin, she helps Maria solve her friend issues with Rain, and the two become fast friends.
  • From Sinfest, we have "Xanthe Justice". She's made it very clear she can't stand to be within eye or ear of anything with a Y chromosome. She outright insults God for having created Adam.
    • Monique is developing shades of it, too, though her approach is less violent than Xanthe's. She's cut Slick out of her life completely, changed her It Girl act into feminist soapboxing that sometimes lapses into outright misandry, dresses in an androgynous style so as not to be appealing to men, and has completely given up on relationships with men and has instead decided to become a lesbian.
  • In Sluggy Freelance, Gwynn tends to be like this. She's turned the Groin Attack into an art form and puts jerk guys into headlocks as a conditioned response. In fact, this trope is the one thing both her good side and her evil side can agree on.
  • Uranus (or 'Ana' for short) from Star Guys.
  • Ruby in Sticky Dilly Buns starts out as a minor variant case. Her real core issue is a fear of sex, but men — more or less any men — evidently represent sex to her, and she suspects that many or all of them are sex-obsessed, although she doesn't seem to have much direct experience of the subject. She’s nervously curious when she finds herself alone in a man’s bedroom and surprised that it's not more sordid, and this phobia is backed by a minor, complex, but traumatic Freudian Excuse. But Character Development ensues; she soon lets slip that she noticed one man's "chiseled chest", becomes friends with the male (and admittedly very gay) Dillon, develops a taste for Yaoi, and even acquires a boyfriend, albeit rather by accident. She’s at worst overly cautious rather than seriously hateful.
  • Lisa Vangough of Venus Envy:
    Lisa: I don't understand. Violence against men ALWAYS cheers me up!

    Web Original 
  • 5 Confessions of a Female 'Nice Guy' from Cracked lists that "[She] Had A Really Insulting View of Men" at the time as one of the confessions. This was because she didn't have good luck with men and thought this was because most guys were too stupid to see how awesome she is.
  • From Das Bo Schitt's second April Fools YTP entry, Bobby Will Never Be MLG, Bobby walks into a Femi-Nazi convention, only for a woman to run up to him, announce this trope, and kick him where it hurts.
  • Subverted in Ilivais X. Despite having been raped numerous times with her inverted pleasure/pain perception condition, Iriana doesn't actively hate her male teammates, even with having a decently good reason and a sociopathic streak. Rather, she takes the safer and more tame route and simply reroutes her uncontrollable desires towards other women.
  • Manga-Waido: Yui Hayase swore off men after her fiancé cheated on her before their wedding. But she fell in love with Takeda when he defended her grandfather's land from delinquents who park there without permission.
  • The Nostalgia Chick is a bitter misandrist. Played for laughs and not treated sympathetically because even though she has issues, she's a hypocrite; she treats the guys in her life like crap and one of the main reasons for it is that she has an unrequited obsession with Todd in the Shadows.
  • Perhaps because his Abusive Parents raised him as a girl, The Nostalgia Critic isn't too fond of his own gender either, as he thinks the only things men are useful for are practical work and getting rid of spiders.
  • SCP-054 is a sentient humanoid mass of water that has a strong distrust of male personnel. This is because of excessive and painful experimentation which was performed almost entirely by male personnel.
  • Survival of the Fittest:
    • Melina Frost founds a group with the sole objective of wiping out the male competition on the island. The portrayal isn't at all sympathetic: she comes across as a raging, psychopathic misandrist. Which, well, she is.
    • Another great example of this trope comes from Version 1 SOTF spin-off "The Program" character Chanel Mortimer, who grew up without a father and as such, never gained the ability to maintain friendships or trust the male figures or people in her life.
  • Hippolyta of the Whateley Universe. She's a six-foot-tall Amazonian Beauty who can bench-press over eight tons (which is a lot in the Whateley scheme of mutants). Her usual reaction to being admired by fellow high school students (well, male ones, at any rate) is to beat the snot out of them. Her backstory makes her attitude a heck of a lot more understandable; it would be pretty hard to go through what she's been through and feel comfortable with guys.

    Western Animation 
  • Mrs. Janet Barch in Daria hated all men (including the male students, like Mack and Kevin, and especially the history teacher, Mr. DeMartino) thanks to an abusive marriage and the messy divorce that followed. Despite her misandry, she soon found a place in her heart (and in her pants) for Timothy O'Neill (the shy, sensitive English teacher) and ropes him in a Pitbull Dates Puppy relationship that soon turned into Pitbull Marries Puppy as of the series finale movie, "Is It College Yet?".
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
    • Numbuh 86 absolutely hates boys. Apparently she thinks that girls are much smarter than them, to the point that her favorite member of the Decommissioning Squad is Numbuh 91 because she's female. As time goes on, she seems to lessen this and is generally a bitch to both boys and girls equally. Amusingly, she also had a Toy Ship with Numbuh Nineteenth-Century, who comes off as a bit of a Straw Misogynist after being unfrozen.
    • Madame Margaret (or Margie) tried to turn all the boys on Earth into girls.
  • Justice League:
    • A brief villainess, Aresia the Amazon, had a bitter grudge against men in general and was determined to purge the whole world of men. She managed to stir up a disease to kill every single male on the planet and she nearly succeeded, infecting the males of the Justice League and leaving Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl to deal with her. Even after she's told by the Amazon queen that, after the boat she was on was destroyed, the ship's captain found her clinging to the wreckage and swam her to the nearest island, then died of a heart attack. Sadly, she wasn't told this... the queen didn't feel it was important. Of course, this only causes Aresia to change her view from "all men are evil" to "all men are evil except him" and she goes right back to trying to wipe them out.
    • Wonder Woman herself seems to have a rather low opinion of the average man in general. Keyword being average. The many, many male heroes of the League have her undying respect and friendship for showing her the nobility and strength males can have first hand. Even the Flash's antics are met from her with amused exasperation at best. She's also receptive to males who are shown to be polite, and even competent villains like Lex Luthor are treated as worthy foes. However, show her a thuggish goon or an otherwise rude and disrespectful male, and the "Stupid man" comments will begin. This attitude lessens after the first season though, especially after her having run into many females who are essentially the same. It particularly irks Diana that Hawkgirl (the only other female League member at the time) ends up being a traitor.
    • This extends to a lesser extent to the other Amazons. They still are very anti-man but respect and honor the males of the Justice League. Showing the dichotomy is the aspect of the dying ship captain mentioned in Aresia's backstory. The Amazons honored the man's sacrifice and buried his body nobly, but didn't think the death was important enough to mention to Aresia. At the end of the episode, Hawkgirl calls them out on it and points out that Aresia's actions were due 100% to the way the Amazons had raised her- placing all the blame for what happened to her on men and not thinking that it was important to even bother telling her that a man had sacrificed his own life to save hers. And then after nurturing her hate while she was growing up, they trained her to be a warrior and gave her super strength, with obvious results.
  • Used by Histeria! to describe Sappho (whom The World's Oldest Woman described as being "not into men"... by which we mean lesbian). Pretty much typical for the series.
  • This is a fairly common aspect of the characterization of the DC Animated Universe's Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy. It's particularly visible during her ... team-up with Harley Quinn.
  • Harley Quinn (2019): The show downplays this side of Poison Ivy, instead focusing more on her general misanthropy. Instead, Harley picks up this trait. While Harley is comfortable with employing men and working with them, her prejudice acts up when she sees men in relationships. Between her deadbeat dad and her abusive relationship with Joker, she tends to immediately assumes the worst of any guy in a relationship.
  • In Courage the Cowardly Dog, we have Kitty and Bunny. They don't explicitly hate men, per se, but they do hate dogs, which leads to subtle hints at a bigger picture.
  • Saranoia from Yin Yang Yo! is very openly man-hating, her Freudian Excuse being that she grew up being The Unfavorite to her brother Mark. She goes out of her way to be nice to Yin and try to become her friend while trying to kill Yang. She also has a habit of calling Yang "Mark".
  • Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield (1993), an exaggeration of her literary counterpart's disappointment over David being a boy, and distrust of some men following her unhappy marriage.
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998): In the episode "Equal Fights", a minor villainess and Straw Feminist named Femme Fatale hates men so much that she only steals Susan B. Anthony coins. She drives the Powerpuff Girls to temporarily hate males as well so she can get off scot-free, until Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane help them see the error of their ways.
    Femme Fatale: Men! Can’t do anything right!
  • Totally Spies!: Villain of the Week Viola Vanderfleet is a Woman Scorned. She’s been dumped so many times, she now thinks of all men as heartbreakers and seeks to destroy the entire planet’s male population.

Alternative Title(s): Psycho Misandrist, Misandry