Join us April 11th at 12pm Central time as we chat with Laura Bates about her new book Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All. She will be joined in conversation with MSNBC columnist Emma Gray.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Women's rights activist Laura Bates has been the target of many misogynistic attacks online: from hate-fueled Twitter rants to vivid descriptions of her own rape and even death threats. At first, the vitriol seemed to be the work of a small handful of individual men... but over time, the volume and consistency of the attacks hinted at something bigger and more ominous. As Bates followed the thread of online misogyny farther into the corners of the internet, the spiral of hateful and toxic rhetoric deepened until she found an unseen, organized movement of thousands of anonymous men wishing violence (and worse) upon women--the terrorism no one is talking about. Men Who Hate Women examines the rise of secretive extremist communities who despise women as Bates traces the roots of misogyny across a complex spider web of groups extending from Men's Rights Activists to trolls and the incel movement.
Drawing parallels to other extremist movements around the world, including white nationalism, Bates shows what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalizes boys, how it operates, and what can be done to stop it. Most urgently of all, she follows the pathways this extreme ideology has taken from the darkest corners of the internet to emerge covertly in our mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our government. Going undercover on and offline, Bates provides the first comprehensive look at this under-the-radar phenomenon, including eye-opening interviews with former members of these communities, the academics studying this movement, and the men fighting back.
By turns fascinating and horrifying, Men Who Hate Women is a broad, unflinching account of the deep current of loathing toward women and anti-feminism that underpins our society and is a must-read for parents, educators, and anyone who believes in equality for women.
"Both illuminating and necessary." —Booklist STARRED Review
“A leading women’s rights activist explores online misogynistic communities and how they are increasingly infiltrating the real world...an astute, shocking exposé that also offers practical solutions.” —Kirkus
“Well-researched and meticulously documented, Bates’s book on the power and danger of masculinity should be required reading for us all.” —Library Journal
"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
LAURA BATES is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a crowd-sourced collection of stories from women around the world about their experiences with gender inequality. Laura has received the 2015 British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours; the WMC Digital Media Award from the Women’s Media Center, the Georgina Henry prize; has been named in the BBC Woman’s Hour Power List 2014 Game Changers, and won Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Woman of the Year Award. She was also named in CNN’s 10 Visionary Women List. Follow her efforts on Twitter @everydaysexism.
EMMA GRAY is a journalist and MSNBC columnist whose work has been featured in HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue and NYLON. She is also the author of "A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance," and co-host of the Webby-nominated podcast, Here To Make Friends.
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