Men Who Hate Women (Paperback)
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Men Who Hate Women (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 18/03/2021
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An unnerving exposé of the dark fraternities of extreme misogyny, Men Who Hate Women is a timely volume from the author of Everyday Sexism and Girl Up.

The extremism nobody talks about.

And how it affects us all

Imagine a world in which a vast network of incels and other misogynists are able to operate, virtually undetected. These extremists commit deliberate terrorist acts against women. Vulnerable teenage boys are groomed and radicalised.

You don't have to imagine that world. You already live in it. Perhaps you didn't know, because we don't like to talk about it. But it's time we start.

In this urgent and groundbreaking book, Laura Bates, bestselling author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, goes undercover to expose vast misogynist networks and communities. It's a deep dive into the worldwide extremism nobody talks about.

Interviews with former members of these groups and the people fighting against them gives unique insights on how this movement operates. Ideas are spread from the darkest corners of the internet - via trolls, media and celebrities - to schools, workplaces and the corridors of power, becoming a part of our collective consciousness.

Uncensored, and sometimes both shocking and terrifying - this is the uncomfortable truth about the world we live in. And what we must do to change it.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398504653
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 22 mm


'Laura Bates does so much of the dispiriting, heavy lifting in 21st century feminism. She trudges through it like a boss, and puts out books that perfectly describe growing problems, and possible solutions. She's a proper hero at the coal mouth.' - Caitlin Moran

'Laura Bates has done it again. From bantz to outright brutality, she exposes the landscape of misogyny. Passionate and forensic, Bates produces a powerful feminist clarion call. The world needs to take notice. Things must change.' - Anita Anand

'Laura Bates continues to be one of the most powerful, vulnerable and incredible feminist voices of our time. She is unafraid of tackling the most complex, dark and nuanced aspects of the patriarchy and shining a light on them in order to change the world. Men Who Hate Women is a fascinating, mind-blowing and deeply intelligent book that should be recommend reading for every person on our planet. Laura Bates is my HERO and two chapters into this book, she will be yours too.' - Scarlett Curtis

'In Men Who Hate Women, Laura Bates offers the alternative red pill to those who favour love, logic and humanity over debilitating hate. Bates' exploration of the manosphere - from the monetised toxicity of social and mainstream media - to Number Ten, the Whitehouse and complacent law enforcers, should wake up and shame all of the above. If its brutally forensic honesty is sometimes painful to read, imagine what it was to live, investigate and write. When once more, we award medals to our bravest feminist heroes, Laura Bates gets the Purple Heart. Young people, parents, teachers, journalists and legislators should read this important book. All those keyboard warriors pounding away in the dark, should dare to read it. The only thing to fear is fear itself.' -  Shami Chakrabarti

'A book of courage and tenacity. Laura's humanity shines through. She is always a voice worth paying attention to. She continues to fight a battle that should have ended long ago and she reminds us that we must be part of it.' - Robin Ince

'This is how change is made: by looking at uncomfortable things directly in the eye and not turning away. This book is a rallying cry to end suffering, for both women AND men.' - Emma Gannon

'Men Who Hate Women has the power to spark social change.' - Sunday Times

'A book that is a challenging and sobering read but also brave, meticulously researched - and vital to anyone serious about tackling misogyny.' - Anna James

'Be prepared. This book is shocking. Just as we thought we knew all we needed to know about misogyny, here comes the bad news. Dark and menacing, this investigation of toxic masculinity is a wake-up call to men and women who want a better world.' - Helena Kennedy, QC

'Laura Bates is a total powerhouse. This book is hard to read; triggering, unfiltered, shocking and urgent. Laura has done again what she does best: gone there, all the way, to the darkest corners and brought all the research, anecdotes and interviews to the surface for us all to see. This is how change is made: by looking at uncomfortable things directly in the eye and not turning away. This book is a rallying cry to end suffering, for both women AND men.' - Emma Gannon

'Laura Bates has written a fearless and unflinching account of how the most prevalent human rights abuse on the planet, the mistreatment of women and girls at the hands of men, is being given new energy and reach through contemporary technologies and the strategies of extremism. This is a vital and urgent book, detailing not just the growing threat of extreme misogyny and the mainstreaming of its message but also how through allowing this to happen we are exposing girls and women to increasing levels of danger and abandoning countless boys and men to the coruscating damage of its influence. If the warnings of this book were to be heeded and acted upon the world would take a significant step towards creating kinder, safer, better societies for all, men and women alike.' - Owen Sheers

'Brilliantly fierce and eye-opening.' - The Guardian

'If you only buy one book this month, then may we recommend Laura Bates' Men Who Hate Women.' - Stylist

'Men Who Hate Women is a disturbing, powerful read and you can only admire the courage of Bates.' - The Independent

'Laura has taken on a critical issue, one that society can no longer afford to overlook or trivialize: the reality of misogynistic extremism and the central role it plays today in family and social breakdowns, proliferating hate, terroristic violence, and political instability. This book touches on every aspect of our lives - personal, professional, political. It's unflinching, brave, and necessary.' - Soraya Chemaly

'Men Who Hate Women has the power to spark social change.' - Sunday Times *

'A book everyone should read.' - Sonia Sodha, The Observer

'Let's hope this book stirs a reaction of a different kind, opening our eyes to the threat of extreme misogyny and prodding officialdom into action.' - The Independent

'Bates's book is a compelling, timely investigation into contemporary gender politics.' - The Observer

'I'm not exaggerating when I say it's really important that you read it. This is a book about a very real and growing threat to women and it needs everyone's attention.' - Rachel Parris

'The new book is extraordinary and courageous and vitally important. It's a deeply disturbing read but I'm very glad to have read it.' - Marcus Brigstocke

'The killing of women because we are women is not only the most common crime in the world, it is also the single biggest indicator of whether a nation is violent in its streets and will use violence against another nation. Laura Bates is showing us the path to both intimate and global survival.' - Gloria Steinem

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“A Terrifying but Necessary Read”

I have honestly never been more scared whilst reading than I was when reading this book so I cannot even imagine what the author went through when researching it (after putting it down I did begin a frantic search for... More

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“A difficult but essential read”

Once again, Laura Bates sheds light on the unseemly world of sexism. Here, she has used her experience of challenging sexism in talks to schools to inform her decision to go 'under cover' into the murky... More

Hardback edition
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“Men who hate women”

Well this book really opened my eyes to how organised misogynistic groups are and how easily accessed by men and boys who have issues with even viewing women as human beings let alone having relationships. I have to... More

Paperback edition
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