So you are in complete denial about this phenomenon in our society because you could not find more than one study of this term on a pubmed search? And, I'm assuming you read Solnit's essay (not a book) that sparked so many women connecting with her experience. And now that this shared experience has a name and is part of a conversation, it is man-bashing? Why is calling attention to a bad habit brought on by a historically sexist society man-bashing? Should we stop asking men to inspect their behavior in order to have more men on our side so we can have a better world order?
You seem like a smart enough guy. Please take a minute to consider that our culture does have sexism and that we cannot even begin to address it if we can't see it. And if you need more convincing try another more appropriate search engine, even google scholar will link you to loads of interesting research.