Misogyny basically means hatred of women. According to sociologists, it is a central part of sexist prejudice and ideology and, as such, is an important basis for the oppression of females in male-dominated societies.
Misogyny is manifested in many different ways, from jokes and pornography to violence and the self-contempt women may be taught to feel toward their own bodies.
Misogynous or misogynist can be used as adjectival forms of the word.
The inverse is misandry: the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys.