It’s a fact of life that some men think they are better than women, just because they are men. These kind of men are known as misogynists.
A misogynist treats women badly simply because he believes he is above them in all ways possible.
It’s no fun dating or living with a misogynist. If you want to lead a healthy and enjoyable life, it’s imperative that you take a long hard look at your relationship. Here are 6 signs that the man in your life is misogynist.
1. He wants you to do as he says – all the time
Misogynists feel they are in control the relationship and can tell you how you should live you life. This controlling behavior often starts with gentle teasing but soon turns nasty when it progresses to insults or ridicule.
We all have our preferences, but if your man constantly wants to control your behavior or change you, he might be a misogynist.
2. He doesn’t respect women
A misogynist may make vulgar, perverted or other inappropriate remarks about women. He talks about women in a dehumanized way. He is rude to their face as well as behind their back. If you’re offended by his misogyny, he just doesn’t get why.
3. He is a habitual liar
Misogynists have no problem with lying. They even go as far as twisting facts to make it look as if they are the victims.
Look out for signs that he is not being honest with you.
4. He lives beyond his means, spending on himself
Is your husband or partner always in debt? Does he lie to you about his spending habits? Worse still, does he cheat you out of your money and spend it on himself? This is the behavior of a misogynist.
5. He is extremely competitive, especially with women
A misogynist hates it when a women does better than him. This could be in a social or professional setting, to him that’s not important. But when he perceives a women has the advantage, he acts terribly. On the other hand, if it’s a man who get the upper hand he may not like it, but more often than not, he accepts it.
6. He is promiscuous
If your man has had solely physical relationships with a lot of women, it means that all women are the same to him. If this is the case, why would you be special?
7. He is just ‘too nice’
Nice guys can be misogynists too. Being “nice” simply means his behavior is not offensive, it doesn’t mean his motives are pure or good. Trying hard to “be nice” or using charm to achieve social or sexual objectives is manipulative and cruel.
As well as recognizing any of the traits listed here, don’t forget to use your intuition. You intuition has guided you through all of life’s ups and downs and kept you safe. Misogynists rarely change. If you are in a relationship with one, probably the best thing to do is end that relationship, right now.