Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Kate Manne

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 01-03-2019

£9.99

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Description

‘Everyone should read Down Girl. It should be distributed in schools and every board room, athletic department and legislative space’ – Soraya ChemalyA transformative book on how misogyny works from a hugely influential thinkerMisogyny is a hot topic, yet it’s often misunderstood. What is misogyny exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist – or increase – even when sexist gender roles are waning? In Down Girl moral philosopher Kate Manne argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. Rather, it is primarily about controlling, policing, punishing and exiling the “bad” women who challenge male dominance. And it is compatible with rewarding “the good ones” and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order.An incredibly forensic analysis of the logic of misogyny from a brilliant thinker, Down Girl is essential reading for the #MeToo era.

Additional information

Weight 0.269 kg
Dimensions 21 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 368