I‘ve got a review up on NPR.com of Laura Bates’ new book Men Who Hate Women, an often disturbing deep dive into the worlds of incels, MGTOWs, Red Pillers and assorted other manosphere misogynists.
Here’s a snippet of the review:
Laura Bates … the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and author of a number of other books about misogyny, spent a year immersed in what’s called the “manosphere,” a vast online world in which incels rub elbows with an assortment of other misogynists — from “pickup artists” with little respect for the concept of consent, to the male separatists who call themselves Men Going Their Own Way (but who can’t seem to stop talking about women). …
Bates is deft in sorting through the angry, hostile, and self-pitying rhetoric of the incels, who manage, as she notes, to be both victims of and purveyors of hate. But she’s also expert in taking apart the self-serving nonsense of the seemingly more respectable Men’s Rights movement, which not only does “vanishingly little to tackle the many very real issues affecting men today” but actually makes them worse by reinforcing the most toxic and backwards elements of toxic masculinity — all the while promoting the nonsense notion that men, not women, are the truly oppressed gender in the world today.
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