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Laura Bates: Men Who Hate Women

The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project discusses her explosive new book examining the rise of secretive, extremist communities who despise women.

In this ground-breaking investigation, Laura Bates traces the roots of misogyny across a complex web of groups.

Bates examines Men's Rights Activists, Pickup Artists, Men Going their Own Way, Trolls and the Incel movement, in the name of which some men have committed terrorist acts.

Drawing parallels with other extremist movements around the world, Bates seeks to understand what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalises 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 parliament.

Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality, with branches in 25 countries worldwide.

She is the author of Everyday Sexism, the Sunday Times bestseller Girl Up, Misogynation and The Burning. In 2018 she published Letters to the Future with Owen Sheers.

Bates works closely with politicians, schools and universities worldwide, as well as bodies from the United Nations to the Council of Europe to combat gender inequality.

She is a contributor at Women Under Siege, a New York-based project tackling rape in conflict worldwide, and patron of SARSAS, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support.

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