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9780190933203

Down Girl The Logic of Misogyny

  • ISBN 13:

    9780190933203

  • ISBN 10:

    0190933208

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/01/2019
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Down Girl is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics. Kate Manne argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward all or most women. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones," and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order. She applies her powerful theory to a wide range of social phenomena but particularly politics.

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