Fix the System, Not the Women (Hardback)Laura Bates (author)
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Unequivocally debunking the myth that acts of violence towards women are merely 'isolated incidents,' the groundbreaking author of Everyday Sexism and Men Who Hate Women lays bare the patterns of systemic misogyny that result in shockingly high numbers of women losing their lives.
10 years after founding the Everyday Sexism Project, feminist writer and activist Laura Bates connects the dots between the 'isolated incidents' of violence against women and the institutional and systemic misogyny that is so deeply ingrained in our society.
Every three days in the UK, women are murdered by their current or former partners. 137 women worldwide are killed by a family member every day. These are not isolated incidents. They are part of a devastatingly clear pattern. But it is a pattern we are so used to seeing that we simply don't notice it anymore. These incidents are the product of a society in which misogyny is so deeply ingrained that it has simply become part of our daily lives.
This book will lay these patterns bare for everyone to see. Joining the dots from an epidemic of school sexual violence to the failings of the police and CPS, institutional and systemic misogyny, political apathy and media distortion, this will be an examination of how the entire system lets women and girls down, again and again.
In Isolated Incidents, Laura puts forward her own bold and ambitious solution for combating misogyny and violence against women - one that includes structural change and tackles institutionalised prejudice.
Enough is enough.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 19 mm
'Entertaining and informative. Its perfectly intelligent advice is in dire need of being put into practice. Get your daughters to read this, but only after your partners and sons have finished it' - Jo Brand
'An urgent and important book. I read it with rage and anger at the injustices and inequalities, at how women are shamed and how they internalise this shame, and how they are held responsible for creating change rather than holding the systems and societal structures accountable for their oppression. But in the end, I read this with great optimism and hope. Because if we need to change this world, for us, and for our daughters, we have to fix the system. And this book is a blistering manifesto for this change' - Dr Pragya Agarwal
'An astute and persuasive page-turner, a clear-sighted, compelling examination of injustice' - The Observer
'Powerful ... a summary of the injustices women face - and the way that these interact with other forms of prejudice' - The Sunday Times
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