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Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

Kate Manne


What is misogyny? And (why) is it still occurring? This book explores the logic of misogyny, conceived in terms of the hostilities women face because they are living in a man’s world, or one that has been until recently. It shows how misogyny may persist in cultures in which its existence is routinely denied—including the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, which are often alleged to be post-patriarchal. Not so, Down Girl argues. Misogyny has rather taken particular forms following the advent of legal equality, obligating women to be moral “givers,” and validating a sense of enti ... More

Keywords: misogyny, male dominance, feminism, ethics, social philosophy, moral psychology, politics and culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190604981
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190604981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Manne, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University