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Down girl : the logic of misogyny

Author: Kate Manne
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2018
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'Down Girl' is a broad, original and far ranging analysis of what misogyny really is, how it works, its purpose, and how to fight it. The philosopher Kate Manne argues that modern society's failure to recognize women's full humanity and autonomy is not actually the problem. She argues instead that it is women's manifestations of human capacities--autonomy, agency, political engagement--is what engenders misogynist  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Manne
ISBN: 9780190933203 0190933208
OCLC Number: 1047652148
Description: xxvi, 338 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Eating Her Words. Smothering --
Silence --
Vocal changes --
Aims --
Nonappearance --
Overview --
Regrets --
Threatening Women. The Isla Vista killings --
What kind of question is "What is misogyny?" --
What misogyny might be --
Ameliorating Misogyny. Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke --
An ameliorative, intersectional proposal --
The metaphysical dependence of misogyny on patriarchy --
The varieties of misogynist hostility --
The epistemology of misogyny --
(Latent) misogyny as a disposition --
Misogyny as systemic, and as itself part of a (much) larger system --
The analysis exposes underlying moral characteristics of misogyny --
Misogyny can exist with or without misogynists --
No man's island --
Discriminating Sexism. Sexism vs. Misogyny --
Misogyny and sexual objectification --
The art of the smackdown --
Loving mothers, erasing others --
Withholding (from) women --
Misogyny as backlash --
Taking His (Out). Misogyny and entitlement --
What she has to give --
His for the taking --
Taking lives : shame and family annihilators --
Looking ahead --
Humanizing Hatred. Humanist thought in action --
Clarifying humanism --
The trouble with humanism --
A socially situated alternative --
Dominating people --
Women, all too human --
Exonerating Men. How to get away with murder --
Boy kills girl --
Testimonial injustice as hierarchy preservation --
Himpathy --
Locker room talk --
Misogynoir in action : the Daniel Holtzclaw case --
Suspecting Victims. On so-called victim culture --
What is a victim? : the role of moral narratives --
(Down)playing the victim --
Independent people : a case study --
Losing (to) Misogynists. When a man competes with a woman : comparative gender biases --
Social rejection Is mediated by disgust --
Expressions of disgust toward Hillary --
How disgust sticks --
Keeping one's distance --
Care-mongering --
Gendered split perception --
Faking it --
Conclusion: The giving she.
Other Titles: Logic of misogyny
Responsibility: Kate Manne.


Down Girl is a broad, original, and far ranging analysis of what misogyny is and how it works. The philosopher Kate Manne argues that modern society's failure to recognize women's full humanity and  Read more...


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