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|Read Ebook ⚢ 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 that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward women generally Rather, it s primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the bad women who challenge male dominance And it s compatible with rewarding the good ones, and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order It s also common for women to serve as scapegoats, be burned as witches, and treated as pariahsManne examines recent and current events such as the Isla Vista killings by Elliot Rodger, the case of the convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, who preyed on African American women as a police officer in Oklahoma City, Rush Limbaugh s diatribe against Sandra Fluke, and the misogyny speech of Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister of Australia, which went viral on YouTube The book shows how these events, among others, set the stage for theUS presidential election Not only was the misogyny leveled against Hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, Manne argues it was predictable that many people would be prepared to forgive and forget Donald Trump s history of sexual assault and harassment For this, Manne argues, is misogyny s oft overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly exonerating or showing himpathy for the comparatively privileged men who dominate, threaten, and silence women 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 milieu counts as patriarchal insofar as certain kinds of institutions or social structures both proliferate and enjoy widespread support within it from, for example, the state,as well as material resources, communal val 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 milieu counts as patriarchal insofar as certain kinds of institutions or social structures both proliferate and enjoy widespread support within it from, for example, the state,as well as material resources, communal values, cultural narratives, media and artistic depictions, and so on These patriarchal institutions will vary widely in their material and structural, as well as their social, features Now, if this prose hits your literary sweet spot, which apparently it does with some reviewers, you ll enjoy the several hundredexamples soon to follow As for me, I ll meet you later further on down the highway 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 behavior I remember reading once that men are afraid that women will laugh at them, whereas women are afraid that men will kill them Manne reviews several instances where husbands killed their wives basically ou 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 behavior I remember reading once that men are afraid that women will laugh at them, whereas women are afraid that men will kill them Manne reviews several instances where husbands killed their wives basically out of fear of being humiliated.The essence of the problem is that women are only allowed by society to be carers and givers, but if they presume to be alphas, they are immediately discounted and vilified See Clinton, Hillary Warren, Elizabeth, and hosts of others The attitude is so common and unconscious that even white women married to white men feel they have to uphold the standard of male dominance, since it s so ingrained in the culture that people of both genders rarely seem aware of it, much less critical of it.The book is really academic, and I had to read each paragraph twice to apprehend the meaning correctly I ll probably have to read it in its entirety onceto be sure I really get it It is thoroughly convincing by both example and argument, and it agrees with my observations from my own life.This is one of the best books I ve read in 2017, and I ve read a lot One can only hope for a paradigm shift that looks possible by metoo accounts of male sexual attacks on women over the past 20 some years.Did I say it s a brilliant book 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 Manne is a rigorous thinker I have thought about this book so many times since I read it It also made me want to rage and scream at the end as Manne sees no hope for recovery I m sort of with her There s another g 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 Manne is a rigorous thinker I have thought about this book so many times since I read it It also made me want to rage and scream at the end as Manne sees no hope for recovery I m sort of with her There s another great book called the history of misogyny both of these are essential readings unfortunately It s hopeless 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 case is brilliant and politics is well worth the price Seriously, read this book.