While the causes for misogyny vary, one common cause is early-life trauma, such as abuse or negligence, involving a trusted female, according to Psychology Today. Long-term abuse, neglect and lack of treatment affect the parts of the brain that control emotion and rational decision-making.
Aside from a bad relationship with the misogynistic man's mother or other early trauma caused by a female figure, misogyny could be the manifestation of men's anger toward women associated with depending on them for sex, explains Psych2Go.net. Throughout history, men have assaulted, raped or even killed women who were unwilling to participate in sex and reproduction. The mindset to exploit women for reproduction has been prevalent in ancient cultures as well as major religions throughout time.