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  • An important and compelling analysis of a phenomenon that's everywhere. Out of Manne's thoughtful analysis, of not just much-debated high-profile events but also everyday experiences, emerge insight after insight into the what, why, when, and how of misogyny

    Cordelia Fine, Big Issue
  • Fiercely argued and timely

    Paul Bloom, New Yorker
  • Manne's book is a forensic and clever analysis which provides the cogs and wheels of how the system of patriarchal policing works, in our minds, as well as in our world. . . Down Girl offers a sharply cut prism through which to view our everyday experience

    Afua Hirsch, Times Literary Supplement
  • Everyone should read Down Girl. It should be distributed in schools and every board room, athletic department and legislative space

    Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her
  • The moment is ripe for a reckoning, and Manne offers the language and theory I've found myself grasping for. . . She combines the hyper-articulateness of a philosopher and the energy and humor of a down-to-earth millennial, which is electrifying

    Regan Penaluna, Guernica Magazine
  • A must-read. . . should be in every feminist's library. . . Down Girl is destined to become a feminist literary classic alongside the likes of The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf or Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique

    Jennifer Taylor Skinner, The Electorette
  • Really excellent. . . timely and intellectually rigorous

    Nigel Warburton
  • Kate Manne does a jaw-droppingly brilliant job of explaining gender and power dynamics which have always been purposefully muddied, but which shape how and to whom sympathy and presumptions of full humanity accrue. . . Perceptive, bold, stylishly written and bracingly clear eyed, Down Girl is one of the best books I have ever read on gender and power; I will never stop learning from it

    Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad
  • An exciting next-generation feminist philosopher

    Elizabeth Anderson
  • Down Girl is excruciatingly well-timed, providing a theoretical framework for a phenomenon baring itself before us, perverse and pervasive. . . It reminds us that while revealing individual misogynists is hard, uprooting misogyny is much harder

    Carlos Lozada, Washington Post

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