In this event, Laura Bates, acclaimed feminist author of Everyday Sexism and Misogynation, will be talking about her new book Men Who Hate Women, a timely and unnerving expose of the dark fraternities of extreme misogyny.
Laura Bates lifts the lid on the communities of men who hate women, going undercover, both on- and offline, to explore the ideology and impact they have worldwide.
Starting in the murkiest depths of the internet, Laura observes these groups in action, from incels and pickup artists to Men’s Rights Activists and Men Going Their Own Way, tracing how effectively their ideas have been smuggled into our collective consciousness – via trolls, the media, celebrities and politicians – to emerge unchecked in our schools, workplaces and corridors of power, posing deadly harm to men and women alike.
Including exclusive interviews with former members of these groups, as well as with the men fighting against them, Laura seeks to understand what attracts people to this movement, how it operates – and, above all, what must be done to stop it.
Chaired by Professor Claire Warwick, Durham University.
This event was produced by New Writing North and Writing West Midlands, with support from England’s other writing agencies: Writing East Midlands, New Writing South, Spread the Word, Literature Works and the National Centre for Writing.
Buy Men Who Hate Women here.