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Author Bio: Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, focused on allowing women from around the world to share their stories of gender inequality. She took that work a step further by going undercover, posing as a 24-year-old man, to explore online misogyny groups, or what she calls the manosphere. What she found is both enlightening and horrifying.
About the book:
In Men Who Hate Women (March 2021), Bates describes what she found online, from incels (men who think of themselves as involuntarily celibate) to Pick Up Artist workshop that teach men to insult women in order to get their attention. Drawing parallels with other extremist movements around the world, Bates shows what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalizes boys, how it operates, and what can be done to stop it. Most urgently of all, she traces the pathways this extreme ideology has taken from the darkest corners of the internet to emerge covertly in our mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our government.