The title of Bob Herbert's recent article says it all:
Misogyny Is America's True National Pastime
The New York Times. Posted January 17, 2008
"If there was ever a story that deserved more coverage by the news media, it's the dark persistence of misogyny in America. Sexism in its myriad destructive forms permeates nearly every aspect of American life. For many men, it's the true national pastime, much bigger than baseball or football.
"Little attention is being paid to the toll that misogyny takes on society in general, and women and girls in particular.
"Its forms are limitless."
Here's the link to the whole editorial: http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/74004/