Down Girl

Down Girl

The Logic of Misogyny

Book - 2018
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Down Girl is a broad, original and far ranging analysis of what misogyny really is, how it works, its purpose, and how to fight it. The philosopher Kate Manne argues that modern society's failure to recognize women's full humanity and autonomy is not actually the problem. She argues instead that it is women's manifestations of human capacities--autonomy, agency, political engagement--is what engenders misogynist hostility.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9780190604981
0190604980
Call Number: 305.42 M3161d
Characteristics: xxiv, 338 pages ; 23 cm

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SFPL_LisaF Jan 10, 2019

Misogyny 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? This book is an exploration of misogyny in publi... Read More »


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May 09, 2019

Wow. Trust me that women have been waiting for this book, whether they have realized it or not. It's a challenging read for those unaccustomed to reading philosophy, but it offers a completely coherent deconstruction of how misogyny is the principal tool patriarchy uses to keep women down. Vindicating, for sure, to have what you have felt on a gut level named and dismantled so cogently and logically.

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