In Men Who Hate Women, Guardian journalist Laura Bates takes an unflinching look at the world of extreme misogyny and how it manifests in everything from online dating to terrorism. Drawing on real-life stories and examples from pop culture, she exposes the toxicity of a range of behaviors that can be incredibly harmful – both to women themselves and to society as a whole. With insight and clarity, Bates makes the case for better education about gender relations starting early in life, lest we all pay the price for generations of ingrained sexism.
For who is this book for ?
Men Who Hate Women would be an excellent read for anyone interested in gender studies, sociology, or psychology. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of Extreme Misogyny and its effects on both women and society as a whole. Bates does an amazing job of weaving real-life stories into her analysis to illustrate her points, making the reading experience highly engaging.
- This book is well-researched, providing plenty of statistics and examples to support Bates’ points.
- Bates has a clear writing style that makes the complex subject matter easy to understand.
- The book highlights an important issue that deserves more attention.
- The author could have delve more into the psychological reasons why some men feel so threatened by women that they develop extreme misogynistic attitudes.
- The book may be too heavy for readers not interested in gender studies or sociology.
- Some of Bates’s observations and conclusions may be controversial to some readers.
Learn more about the author
Laura Bates is an award-winning journalist, author and activist. She founded the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012, a global movement to document everyday experiences of sexism and violence. Her first book, also entitled Everyday Sexism, was published in 2014 and became an international bestseller.
“A much-needed, timely book that should be read by men and women alike.”
“An important book – a call to arms for feminists and humanists alike.”
“This is an important and insightful book that shines a much-needed light on the dark and dangerous world of misogyny. It’s essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how widespread and insidious gender violence really is.”
“This book was an eye-opener. Bates does a great job of exposing the various ways misogyny can rear its ugly head, and offers concrete solutions for how to combat it.”