Laura Bates Returns

Book Shambles

Laura Bates returns to Book Shambles to talk to Robin and Josie about her new book Men Who Hate Women. They chat about the dark misogyny on the internet uncovered when writing the book, what to say at parties when someone makes an offensive joke and point out the book is called Men Who Hate Women, not All Men Hate Women.

It’s important to note that due to the content of Laura’s book this episode does contain discussion about topics of abuse, sexual assault and other subject matters that may upset or cause triggering responses for some listeners.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists, the Truth about Extreme Misogyny and how it Affects Us All by Laura Bates

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates

You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life by Andrew Hankinson

We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent by Nesrine Malik

Mask Off by JJ Bola

Home Grown by Joan Smith

Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

The Saddest Sound by Deborah Delano 

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