n. Hatred of, disrespect toward, or prejudice against black women.
Other Forms
Recalling the social media whirlpool of anguish after Michelle Obama’s jubilant, self-affirming speech of black womanhood at BET’s Black Girls Rock event last month — cries of reverse racism and even a #metoo hashtag that proclaimed #whitegirlsrock — it’s obvious that America is past-due for getting over its centuries of misogynoir.
—Sierra Mannie, “Harriet Tubman On the $20 Bill Is Chump Change,” Time, May 13, 2015
Even further, in its two-to-three-sentence exposition about the sexual violence inflicted upon the Black female body, “Cops and Robbers” fashions women as mere accessories. Reference to the brutality is ornamental detail used to startle, shock and jar the audience. With no mention of the trauma that accompanies such abuse it’s clear that the play’s misogynoir had purely instrumental value.
—Mysia Anderson, “‘Cops and Robbers’,” The Stanford Daily, November 12, 2014
"BEYONCÉ" is deeply personal to black feminists because we still expend so much energy fighting stereotypes and inaccurate narratives about black women and busting the misogynoir and microaggressions that mark our daily lives.
—Soraya Nadia McDonald, “Finally free of Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé is a ‘Grown Woman’,” The Washington Post, December 28, 2013
2010 (earliest)
My reorientation to the misogynoir[1] ruling the radio took place when I tried to make the argument that "All the Way Turnt Up" was a great song because it didn’t objectify women. This was something I could get behind; a song simply extolling the youthful value of keeping the bass bumping in your vehicle. That was until I read the lyrics and found the choice lyric "three dike bitches, and they all wanna swallow."

[1] Word I made up to describe the particular brand of hatred directed at black women in American visual & popular culture.
—Moya Bailey, “They aren’t talking about me…,” Crunk Feminist Collective, March 14, 2010
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