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Why are we using the suffix “misia” instead of “phobia”? 

As you probably know, “phobia” means the “fear of” something, such as the fear of spiders, or arachnophobia. It is an anxiety disorder. The suffix “misia” is from the Greek word for hate or hatred of. Bigotry and oppression stem from hatred and prejudice, so the authors of this guide are choosing to use the suffix “misia” as it seems more appropriate to be against hatred.  

Please visit Simmons University’s anti-oppression guide for additional information and articles on this topic.  

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