Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

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 misogyny in public life and politics, by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist?...

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Title:Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
Author:Kate Manne
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Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny Reviews

  • Andrew
    Jan 20, 2019

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

  • Paul Crider
    Apr 09, 2019

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

  • Ethan
    Mar 30, 2019

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

  • Mehrsa
    Feb 25, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

  • Jean-Marie
    May 13, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

    Very well written, clear and concise, very informative and original. Highly recommended reading. ...

    Generally, I liked the idea of the book and enjoyed reading most parts of it. Since I thought a lot about it (already a plus!), I am going to post a lengthy comment in case someone is interested in how I arrived at my "verdict". For me, the two most noteworthy positive things were: ...

    Too academic and not written for the general reader. ...

    Happy Mother's Day to me! I made sure to set aside some time today to finish this excellent book. It puts into words what many women have intuitively known, felt and experienced. The acknowledgment is a salve to a lifetime of gaslighting. Some reviewers expressed being uneasy with the ...

  • Joshua Stein
    Dec 01, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

  • Chris
    Apr 22, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

  • Tonstant Weader
    Dec 12, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

  • Holly
    Mar 30, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

  • Kristine
    Nov 15, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

  • Carol Storm
    Feb 12, 2019

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

    Very well written, clear and concise, very informative and original. Highly recommended reading. ...

    Generally, I liked the idea of the book and enjoyed reading most parts of it. Since I thought a lot about it (already a plus!), I am going to post a lengthy comment in case someone is interested in how I arrived at my "verdict". For me, the two most noteworthy positive things were: ...

    Too academic and not written for the general reader. ...

  • Emma Sea
    Nov 15, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

  • Jocelyn
    Feb 12, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

  • Josh Friedlander
    Nov 02, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

  • Vagabond of Letters
    Oct 25, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

    Very well written, clear and concise, very informative and original. Highly recommended reading. ...

    Generally, I liked the idea of the book and enjoyed reading most parts of it. Since I thought a lot about it (already a plus!), I am going to post a lengthy comment in case someone is interested in how I arrived at my "verdict". For me, the two most noteworthy positive things were: ...

    Too academic and not written for the general reader. ...

    Happy Mother's Day to me! I made sure to set aside some time today to finish this excellent book. It puts into words what many women have intuitively known, felt and experienced. The acknowledgment is a salve to a lifetime of gaslighting. Some reviewers expressed being uneasy with the ...

    Tl;dr if you're not an equity feminist with all the Leftist trappings, you're a sexist misogynist who doesn't see women as fully human and are aiding and abetting violence against women (if not engaging in it yourself, which is equally likely according to Manne). Smh. ...

  • Megsie
    Feb 05, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

  • Morgan Schulman
    Dec 02, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

  • Shannon
    Sep 06, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

  • Alan Mills
    Nov 20, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

    Very well written, clear and concise, very informative and original. Highly recommended reading. ...

    Generally, I liked the idea of the book and enjoyed reading most parts of it. Since I thought a lot about it (already a plus!), I am going to post a lengthy comment in case someone is interested in how I arrived at my "verdict". For me, the two most noteworthy positive things were: ...

    Too academic and not written for the general reader. ...

    Happy Mother's Day to me! I made sure to set aside some time today to finish this excellent book. It puts into words what many women have intuitively known, felt and experienced. The acknowledgment is a salve to a lifetime of gaslighting. Some reviewers expressed being uneasy with the ...

    Tl;dr if you're not an equity feminist with all the Leftist trappings, you're a sexist misogynist who doesn't see women as fully human and are aiding and abetting violence against women (if not engaging in it yourself, which is equally likely according to Manne). Smh. ...

    Donald Trump broke into national consciousness during the GOP primaries by making outrageous comments. In August, 2015, he attacked the began the first GOP presidential debate with horrible comments about one of the moderators of the first debates, Megyn Kelly. Toward the end of the ca...

  • Adam
    Mar 30, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

  • David Bjelland
    Feb 12, 2019

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

  • Mark Lewis
    Feb 22, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

  • Karl Hallbjörnsson
    Jan 27, 2019

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

    Very well written, clear and concise, very informative and original. Highly recommended reading. ...

  • Paul
    Dec 12, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

  • Rhonda
    Nov 29, 2017

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

  • Lisa Marflak
    May 03, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

  • Jules Findlay
    Apr 02, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

  • Haley
    Jul 22, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

  • Anne-Kathrin
    Oct 07, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...

    A work of philosophy that, unlike so many, wants passionately to convince and be understood, and to speak to pressing problems that everyone has some experience of (whether they choose to see the problem as such or wish it away with post hoc rationalizations). Crisp, thorough, inte...

    I hit the wall on this book at about page 50. Perhaps I'm just a philistine, ill-equipped to handle the academic tone, the esoteric allusions, and the deft opaqueness the author seems to prize. I was met by this couplet just before I drove over the cliff. "I take it that a social mi...

    While this book is on a really important topic that more people need to understand, unfortunately it is unreadable. There are many better written and edited books on the general topic of women's place and treatment in the world. Not recommended. I was going to pick out some quotes ...

    I LOVED this book. It was not an easy or a quick read, but it relied on such interesting narratives and made so many surprising, provocative points that I often stayed up reading well past my bedtime because I truly found it hard to put down. Much of the book was validating and affi...

    In her conclusion, Manne discusses the need first to identify misogyny as a *moral* problem and second to convince people that it is a *serious* moral problem, one that has a bodycount. She acknowledges feeling discouraged that progress on either score has been slow and meager: the peo...

    I'm giving it four stars because it's very well researched and well written, and organizes things that I have already well learned for sure in my 40.99 years as a woman on earth. However if you are not the type to think about these issues on a regular basis, it should be pretty eye-ope...

    Per its author, this is the first book written on misogyny, a subject Manne has some expertise in: in an interview, she relates being one of three girls going to classes at an all-boys' school, where her locker was covered in misogynistic slurs and fish oil, and being advanced on by a ...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November. A difficult read, to be sure, but more and more necessary in the case of recent cases about sexual harassment, assault, and rape - it clarifies misogyny as a debilitating process ...

    God. Damn. As a person who studied philosophy at a quasi-monastic Catholic liberal arts school where the curriculum gave us a thorough exposure to the grand old male authors of yore dunking on women casually and as a matter of course, while featuring exactly zero feminist texts---or an...

    It's par for the course to talk about sexist and patriarchal "norms" and "values," but it's much less common in my experience to really dig into what this means. If patriarchy is really normative then we'd expect to see moral reactions to transgressions against these norms. This is the...

    Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny is a thorough philosophical treatment of misogyny that will hopefully continue to be influential both within and without philosophy. Two of the most striking (and convincing) ideas in the book are that misogyny is not the same as sexism (roughly, misogy...

    As is often the case, a little disclaimer is warranted. I've had some social interaction with Kate Manne, including some discussion of the content of the book and the authorial choices while I was reading. Manne's Down Girl is an instructive and accessible piece of writing on a prob...

    Very well written, clear and concise, very informative and original. Highly recommended reading. ...

    Generally, I liked the idea of the book and enjoyed reading most parts of it. Since I thought a lot about it (already a plus!), I am going to post a lengthy comment in case someone is interested in how I arrived at my "verdict". For me, the two most noteworthy positive things were: ...

  • Rachel S
    Mar 13, 2018

    This is a brilliant academic treatise on man's inhumanity to woman. It should be required reading for every feminist. After a thorough treatment of academic and historical instances of misogyny, the author somewhat despairs of its ever being replaced by egalitarian discourse, much less...

    At first, I resisted her idea that misogyny had nothing to do with seeing women as wholly human, but she convinced me. I also resisted himpathy as an explanation to domestic violence, but she convinced me on this too and on and on. This is an excellent contemplation of misogyny and Man...

    If you are human, you should read this book. Manne's book is academic treatise on Misogyny, and is anything but dry. While I'm not convinced she had to include the look at literature (such as her analysis of Mockingbird), but her look at court cases (her reading of the Brock Turner cas...

    Awesome read. Points out a bunch of weird confusing contradictions in gender politics, then explains them. Argues that misogyny isn't about hating women - it's about punishing "bad" women. "good" women like subservient housewives, the "cool girlfriend", etc, don't experience misogyny. ...

    All my feminist peeps: You're going to want to read this book. Manne does a fantastic job laying out the (il)logic of misogyny in ways you've definitely experienced and might have reflected on, but haven't seen put together in this way. All my non-feminist peeps: You especially should ...

    Update: The author contacted me and told me that the galley I read and reviewed was changed significantly before publication and that many of my criticisms were addressed before publication. I will be reading the published copy soon and may revise my review. Down Girl is a measure...

    there's an interesting adapted excerpt from this here, highlighting the link between insecure bodily boundaries and misogyny ...

    This is an example of exceptional and accessible analytical philosophy. The subject matter is so much needed for these times, and so much appreciated. The method is antithetical to current popular thinkers (Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker et al), who are often mistaken as pa...

    This book is an excellent visitation on how to define misogyny. I found it useful for crystallizing my own thoughts, discussing with other people, and picking apart misogyny so that I could address it even in discussion with the relatively closed-minded. Sometimes the philosophy writin...

    Read. This. Book. ...

    Fantastic, not only in framing the current state of misogyny and lack of progress in this area, but also opened my eyes to my own limitations and misogyny. Required reading for every feminist. ...

    Brilliant, brilliant book. Highly sophisticated writing that, while somewhat academic in style, is very readable. The most illuminating part for me is, in Chapter 4, with how she clearly break down the underlying dynamics between men and women in contemporary patriarchal society, an...