The first comprehensive undercover look at the terrorist movement no one is talking about.
Men Who Hate Women examines the rise of secretive extremist communities who despise women and traces the roots of misogyny across a complex spider web of groups. It includes eye-opening interviews with former members of these communities, the academics studying this movement, and the men fighting back.
Women's rights activist Laura Bates wrote this book as someone who has been the target of many hate-fueled misogynistic attacks online. At first, the vitriol seemed to be the work of a small handful of individual men... but over time, the volume and consistency of the attacks hinted at something bigger and more ominous. As Bates went undercover into the corners of the internet, she found an unseen, organized movement of thousands of anonymous men wishing violence (and worse) upon women.
In the book, Bates explores:
- Extreme communities like incels, pick-up artists, MGTOW, Men's Rights Activists and more
- The hateful, toxic rhetoric used by these groups
- How this movement connects to other extremist movements like white supremacy
- How young boys are targeted and slowly drawn in
- Where this ideology shows up in our everyday lives in mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our government
By turns fascinating and horrifying, Men Who Hate Women is a broad, unflinching account of the deep current of loathing toward women and anti-feminism that underpins our society and is a must-read for parents, educators, and anyone who believes in equality for women.
Praise for Men Who Hate Women:
"Laura Bates is showing us the path to both intimate and global survival."—Gloria Steinem
"Well-researched and meticulously documented, Bates's book on the power and danger of masculinity should be required reading for us all."—Library Journal
"Men Who Hate Women has the power to spark social change."—Sunday Times
"The killing of women because we are women is not only the most common crime in the world, it is also the single biggest indicator of whether a nation is violent in its streets and will use violence against another nation. Laura Bates is showing us the path to both intimate and global survival." — Gloria Steinem
"A leading women’s rights activist explores online misogynistic communities and how they are increasingly infiltrating the real world...an astute, shocking exposé that also offers practical solutions." — Kirkus Reviews
"Well-researched and meticulously documented, Bates’s book on the power and danger of masculinity should be required reading for us all." — Library Journal
"The threat of online misogyny must be treated as a terrorist threat, she argues in this sobering read that is both illuminating and necessary." — Booklist