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Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (Hardback)

By Manne, Kate

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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 mi...sogyny in public life and politics, by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward women generally. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the 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. It's also common for women to be treated, and burned, as scapegoats. Manne examines recent and current events such as the Isla Vista killings by Elliot Rodger, the case of the serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, who preyed on African-American women as a police officer in Oklahoma City, the 'misogyny speech' of Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister of Australia, which went viral on YouTube, and Rush Limbaugh's diatribe against Sandra Fluke. The book shows how these events, among others, set the stage for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Not only was the misogyny leveled against Hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, Manne argues that it was predictable that many people would forgive and forget Donald Trump's history of sexual assault and harassment. For this, Manne argues, is misogyny's oft-overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly: exonerating or showing 'himpathy' for the comparatively privileged men who dominate, menace, and silence women.
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ISBN 9780190604981
Released NZ 22 Nov 2017
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780190604981
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 22 Nov 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Manne, Kate
Category Award Winning
Social & Cultural History
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 305.42
Weight 504g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Misogyny, Women - Social conditions, Women - Social conditions, Misogyny, Women - Social conditions - 21st century
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly